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US Payrolls Rebound to 164,000 Gain; Jobless Rate Hits 3.9%

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U.S. hiring rebounded in April, and the unemployment rate dropped below 4% for the first time since 2000, while wage gains unexpectedly cooled, suggesting the labor market still has slack to absorb. Payrolls rose 164,000 after an upwardly revised 135,000 advance, Labor Department figures showed May 4.

Katia Dmitrieva | Bloomberg News
May 4, 2018
Business

Jobless Claims Decline on Return of New York School Workers

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U.S. filings for unemployment benefits plunged to the lowest level since 1969, mainly reflecting the return of educational service workers in New York state, figures showed April 26.

Katia Dmitrieva | Bloomberg News
April 26, 2018
Business

Jobless Claims at Three-Week Low Amid Tight Labor Market

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U.S. filings for unemployment benefits fell to a three-week low, continuing a trend that indicates a tight labor market, Labor Department figures showed April 19.

Sho Chandra | Bloomberg News
April 19, 2018
Business

Jobless Claims Rise to Highest in Almost Three Months

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U.S. filings for unemployment benefits rose more than expected last week to the highest in almost three months amid holidays that may have played a role in the increase, Labor Department figures showed April 5.

Katia Dmitrieva | Bloomberg News
April 5, 2018
Business

Jobless Claims Decline to Lowest Level Since January 1973

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U.S. filings for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week to the lowest level since January 1973, further evidence that the labor market remains tight, Labor Department figures showed March 29.

Sho Chandra | Bloomberg News
March 29, 2018
Business

Jobless Claims Creep Higher While Benefit Rolls Lowest Since 1973

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U.S. filings for unemployment insurance crept higher while the number of Americans on benefit rolls fell to the lowest level since 1973 in another indication of a tight job market, Labor Department figures showed March 22.

Katia Dmitrieva | Bloomberg News
March 22, 2018
Business

Jobless Claims Decline for Third Time in Four Weeks

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U.S. filings for unemployment benefits fell for the third time in four weeks and remain near the lowest level in 48 years, underscoring tightness in the job market, Labor Department figures showed March 14.

Katia Dmitrieva | Bloomberg News
March 15, 2018
Business

Jobless Claims Rise More Than Expected From 48-Year Low

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U.S. filings for unemployment benefits rose by more than anticipated from a 48-year low while continuing to signal a tight job market, Labor Department figures showed March 8.

Katia Dmitrieva | Bloomberg News
March 8, 2018
Business

Jobless Claims Drop to Lowest in Almost Five Decades

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U.S. filings for unemployment benefits fell last week to the lowest level in almost five decades, indicating the job market remains tight, Labor Department figures showed March 1.

Sho Chandra | Bloomberg News
March 1, 2018
Business

Jobless Claims at Five-Week Low Amid Tight Labor Market

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U.S. filings for unemployment benefits fell to a five-week low, suggesting tightening in a labor market already operating near full capacity, Labor Department figures showed Feb. 22.

Katia Dmitrieva | Bloomberg News
February 22, 2018

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