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4 years 2 months ago

New unemployment claims surge to 484,000

New applications for unemployment insurance rose last week to their highest level in almost six months, a sign that employers are still cutting their staffs. The Labor Department says first-time claims for jobless benefits edged up by 2,000 to a seasonally adjusted 484,000. Analysts had expected a drop....

4 years 8 months ago

New layoffs soar to nearly half million

The number of new claims for unemployment benefits jumped unexpectedly last week as heavy snows caused layoffs to rise. A Labor Department analyst says mid-Atlantic and New England states are still processing a spike in claims stemming from the bad weather two weeks ago. The department says first-time...

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