Payne Lubbers and Olivia Rockeman

Government, Business

Jobless Claims Fall More Than Forecast to Pandemic Low

A worker serves food at a restaurant on Pier 39 in San Francisco. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News) A worker serves food at a restaurant on Pier 39 in San Francisco. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News)

Applications for U.S. state unemployment insurance fell last week to a fresh pandemic low as labor market conditions continued to improve and the economy reopened more broadly.

May 6, 2021
Government, Business

US Jobless Claims Jump, Showing Choppy Labor Recovery

A worker sands wood components for a pool table in Jeffersonville, Ind. (Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News) A worker sands wood components for a pool table in Jeffersonville, Ind. (Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News)

Applications for U.S. state unemployment insurance unexpectedly rose for a second week, underscoring the uneven nature of the labor market recovery.

April 8, 2021