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Government, Business

Jobless Rate Triples to 14.7% in Sharpest Labor Downturn

The U.S. economy lost more than 20 millions jobs in April. A mother and child walk on the boardwalk past a shuttered business in Atlantic City, N.J. (Mark Makela/Getty Images)

In the harshest downturn for American workers in history, employers cut an unprecedented 20.5 million jobs in April and the unemployment rate more than tripled to 14.7%.

Katia Dmitrieva | Bloomberg News
May 8, 2020
Government, Business

US Jobless Claims Decrease More Than Estimated to 211,000

"We are hiring" poster for company Lynne Sladky/Associated Press

Filings for U.S. unemployment benefits declined more than expected to reach a four-week low, another sign that a resilient labor market continues to underpin the economy.

Reade Pickert | Bloomberg News
November 7, 2019
Business

Job Seekers Get Multiple Offers in Tight Labor Market

A job seeker at a job fair in Washington A job seeker fills out a form at a booth during a job fair hosted by Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton in Washington, on Aug. 1, 2019. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News)

A greater share of America’s job hunters received more than one employment option this summer than got single offers, indicating lingering tightness in the labor market and upbeat firms despite recent recession concerns.

Alex Tanzi | Bloomberg News
September 27, 2019
Government, Business

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.

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.

March 29, 2018
Business

Jobless Claims Creep Higher While Benefit Rolls Lowest Since 1973

Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

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

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