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Business

Fewest Jobless Claims Since 1973 Show Firm Job Market

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Filings for unemployment benefits plunged last week to the lowest level since 1973 as workers affected by hurricanes Harvey and Irma continued to return to their jobs, Labor Department figures showed Oct. 19.

Sho Chandra | Bloomberg News
October 19, 2017
Business

Jobless Claims Fall to Lowest Level Since Before Storms

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Applications for U.S. unemployment benefits declined last week to the lowest level since late August, before major hurricanes sent jobless claims soaring, Labor Department figures showed Oct 12.

Sho Chandra | Bloomberg News
October 12, 2017
Business

US Payrolls Fall for the First Time Since 2010 on Storms

A gas tanker truck delivers fuel to a gas station in Estero, Fla., U.S., on Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017. Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

The number of workers on U.S. payrolls declined last month for the first time since 2010, reflecting major disruptions from hurricanes Harvey and Irma, Labor Department figures showed Oct. 6. The jobless rate fell to a new 16-year-low while wage gains accelerated.

Sho Chandra | Bloomberg News
October 6, 2017
Business

Jobless Claims Fall 12,000 to 260,000

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U.S. filings for unemployment benefits fell last week as the impact of hurricanes Harvey and Irma faded in several states, Labor Department figures showed Oct. 5.

Patricia Laya | Bloomberg News
October 5, 2017
Business

Companies Add Fewest Workers in Nearly a Year, ADP Says

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Companies last month added the fewest number of workers in nearly a year, reflecting a hit to the U.S. job market from hurricanes Harvey and Irma, according to data released Oct. 4 from the ADP Research Institute in Roseland, New Jersey.

Sho Chandra | Bloomberg News
October 4, 2017
Business

US Jobless Claims Rise on Irma's Effects in Florida, Georgia

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U.S. filings for unemployment benefits rose last week on increases in Florida and Georgia after the southeastern states were hit by Hurricane Irma, Labor Department figures showed Sept 28.

Patricia Laya | Bloomberg News
September 28, 2017
Business

Jobless Claims Decline as Hurricane Harvey Impact Fades in Texas

Texas Guardsmen from the 272nd Engineer Battalion partnered with Texas Task Force One, prepare to help evacuate Texans in need during Hurricane Harvey in Houston. Texas Military Dept photo by Staff Sgt. Timothy Pruitt

Applications for unemployment benefits in the U.S. unexpectedly declined last week as the Hurricane Harvey-related surge in Texas filings continued to reverse, Labor Department figures showed Sept. 21.

Sho Chandra | Bloomberg News
September 21, 2017
Business

Unexpected Drop in Jobless Claims Shows Sturdy Job Market

Filings for jobless benefits in the U.S. unexpectedly settled back last week, underscoring a resilient labor market even as the Atlantic hurricane season introduces added volatility to the figures, Labor Department data showed Sept. 14.

Sho Chandra | Bloomberg News
September 14, 2017
Government

Jobless Claims Soar by Most Since 2012 on Hurricane Harvey

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U.S. jobless claims surged last week by the most since November 2012 as tens of thousands of Texans displaced by Hurricane Harvey filed applications to collect benefits, according to Labor Department figures Sept. 7.

Sho Chandra | Bloomberg News
September 7, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Logistics, Autonomous, TCA

Commerce Department: Autonomous Vehicle Technology Will Create Winners and Losers in Transport Industries

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Workers in the trucking and other industries that move people and goods could find themselves squeezed out of those jobs by the rise of self-driving trucks.

Skip Descant | Government Technology
September 5, 2017

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