Olivia Rockeman

Government, Business

Jobless Claims Decline by More Than Forecast Last Week

Workers powder-coat components at a factory in Williamsburg, Iowa. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News) Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

Applications for U.S. state unemployment benefits fell by more than forecast last week to the lowest since November, signaling that job cuts are starting to ebb as COVID-19 infections decline and vaccinations accelerate.

Olivia Rockeman | Bloomberg News
February 25, 2021
Government, Business

US State Jobless Claims Ease While Federal Programs Swell

A worker preps food at a restaurant in downtown Memphis, Tenn. (Nina Westervelt/Bloomberg News) A worker preps food at a restaurant in downtown Memphis, Tenn. (Nina Westervelt/Bloomberg News)

Applications for U.S. state unemployment insurance fell slightly last week while claims for federal benefits swelled, illustrating the persistent challenges in the system of delivering financial aid to the nation’s jobless.

Olivia Rockeman | Bloomberg News
February 11, 2021
Government, Business

Jobless Claims Fall by More Than Expected

Inside a shop in Bryant Park's Winter Village in New York. (Gabriela Bhaskar/Bloomberg News) Inside a shop in Bryant Park's Winter Village in New York. (Gabriela Bhaskar/Bloomberg News)

Applications for U.S. state unemployment benefits fell last week, signaling that job cuts may be easing after rising in December and early January.

Olivia Rockeman | Bloomberg News
January 28, 2021
Government, Business

US Jobless Claims Fall Slightly; Remain Near 1 Million

A "Now Hiring" sign hangs on the front wall of a Harbor Freight Tools store in New Hampshire. A "Now Hiring" sign hangs on the front wall of a Harbor Freight Tools store in Manchester, N.H., in December 2020. (Charles Krupa/Associated Press)

Applications for U.S. state unemployment benefits fell only slightly the week of Jan. 11 and remained elevated, signaling heightened pandemic-related strain in the U.S. labor market just as Joe Biden begins his first days as president.

Olivia Rockeman | Bloomberg News
January 21, 2021
Government, Business

US Jobless Claims Jump by Most Since March, Approach 1 Million

A contractor frames a house under construction in Utah in December 2020. (George Frey/Bloomberg News) A contractor frames a house under construction in Utah in December 2020. (George Frey/Bloomberg News)

Applications for U.S. state unemployment benefits surged last week by the most since late March, pointing to persistent labor market pain as coronavirus infections continue to soar and potentially adding to momentum for a larger federal stimulus plan.

Olivia Rockeman | Bloomberg News
January 14, 2021
Government, Business

Trucking Jobs Gain in December Outweighed by Wider Labor Trouble

A worker preps food at a restaurant in downtown Memphis, Tenn. (Nina Westervelt/Bloomberg News) A worker preps food at a restaurant in downtown Memphis, Tenn. (Nina Westervelt/Bloomberg News)

The U.S. labor market lost jobs in December for the first time in eight months, yet transportation-related businesses showed solid growth, the Labor Department said Jan. 8.

Olivia Rockeman | Bloomberg News
January 8, 2021
Government, Business

Consumer Sentiment in US Rises Unexpectedly on Vaccine News

 Customers shop for Christmas ornaments. (Emily Elconin/Bloomberg News) Customers shop for Christmas ornaments at Bronner's Christmas Wonderland store in Frankenmuth, Mich. (Emily Elconin/Bloomberg News)

A gauge of U.S. consumer sentiment unexpectedly increased in early December to the second-highest level since March, amid prospects for a vaccine coming soon to tame the pandemic.

Olivia Rockeman | Bloomberg News
December 11, 2020
Government, Business

Jobless Claims Jump More Than Forecast Amid New Shutdowns

A student practices welding at the Knight School of Welding in Louisville. (Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News) A student practices welding at the Knight School of Welding in Louisville. (Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News)

Applications for U.S. unemployment benefits surged last week, topping estimates with the highest level since September, suggesting that widening business shutdowns to curb the pandemic are spurring fresh job losses.

Olivia Rockeman | Bloomberg News
December 10, 2020
Government, Business

Jobless Claims Decline More Than Forecast in Week Ending Oct. 24

A help wanted sign is displayed outside a car wash in Indianapolis. A help wanted sign is displayed outside a car wash in Indianapolis on Sept. 2. (Michael Conroy/Associated Press)

Applications for U.S. state unemployment benefits fell more than forecast last week, suggesting the labor market remains on the path of gradual improvement — while still far from its pre-pandemic health.

Olivia Rockeman | Bloomberg News
October 29, 2020
Government, Business

US Job Openings Fell in August for First Time in Four Months

A pedestrian walks past a "Now Hiring" sign in front of a store in Arlington, Va., in May. A pedestrian walks past a "Now Hiring" sign in front of a store in Arlington, Va., in May. (Olivier Douliery/Getty Images via Bloomberg News)

U.S. job openings declined in August for the first time in four months, pointing to a moderation in pace of hiring as the pandemic drags on.

Olivia Rockeman | Bloomberg News
October 6, 2020

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