jobless claims

Government, Business

Jobless Claims Down 14,000 to 385,000 as Economy Rebounds

help wanted sign Nam Y. Huh/AP

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell last week by 14,000 to 385,000, more evidence that the economy and the job market are rebounding briskly from the coronavirus recession.

Paul Wiseman | Associated Press
August 5, 2021
Government, Business

Jobless Claims Fall to 684,000, Fewest Since Pandemic

Hiring sign Elise Amendola/AP

WASHINGTON — The number of people seeking unemployment benefits fell sharply last week to 684,000, the fewest since the pandemic erupted a year ago and a sign that the economy is improving.

Christopher Rugaber | Associated Press
March 25, 2021
Government, Business

Jobless Claims Fall to 712,000 as Pace of Layoffs Eases

plane in sky U.S. airlines are adding jobs as industry employment extends a rebound from a low in October, when tens of thousands of airline workers were briefly laid off after federal payroll aid expired. (Rick Bowmer/AP)

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell last week to 712,000, the lowest total since early November, evidence that fewer employers are cutting jobs amid a decline in confirmed coronavirus cases and signs of an improving economy.

Paul Wiseman | Associated Press
March 11, 2021
Government, Business

US Jobless Claims Rise to 885,000 Amid Resurgence of Virus

Help Wanted sign at Designer Eyes store A Help Wanted sign is posted at a Designer Eyes store at Brickell City Centre in Miami. (Lynne Sladky/Associated Press)

The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits rose again last week to 885,000, the highest weekly total since September.

Paul Wiseman | Associated Press
December 17, 2020
Government, Business

Jobless Claims Resume Decline; Report Comes With Caveats

A bartender makes a drink at a nightclub in Columbia, S.C. A bartender makes a drink at a nightclub in Columbia, S.C. (Micah Green/Bloomberg News)

Applications for state U.S. unemployment benefits decreased last week following an unexpected jump, indicating the labor market’s gradual recovery is back on track as COVID-19 infections ease from a surge in the prior two months.

Reade Pickert | Bloomberg News
August 27, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Jobless Claims Unexpectedly Increase to More Than 1 Million

A customer wears a mask inside a boardwalk shop in Ocean City, N.J. A customer wears a mask inside a boardwalk shop in Ocean City, N.J. on Aug. 1. (Gabby Jones/Bloomberg News)

Applications for U.S. unemployment benefits unexpectedly increased last week, a stumble for the labor market in its long road to recovery.

Reade Pickert | Bloomberg News
August 20, 2020
Government, Business

Claims for Jobless Benefits Drop by 4,000

Job posting at restaurant in Orlando, Fla. A job posting is displayed near the entrance outside a restaurant in Orlando, Fla., on Nov. 4, 2019. (John Raoux/Associated Press)

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment insurance fell last week for a second straight week, an indication that the coronavirus had not yet hit the labor market in a major way.

March 12, 2020
Government, Business

US Jobless Claims Slide but Miss Forecasts for Bigger Drop

Job seekers at a career fair Job seekers wait in a line for an interview at the San Francisco Career Fair & Job Fair in Burlingame, Calif., on March 14, 2019. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News)

Filings for U.S. unemployment benefits fell last week by the most since February but missed forecasts for a larger drop, potentially reflecting lingering seasonal-adjustment issues stemming from the late Thanksgiving holiday this year.

Reade Pickert | Bloomberg News
December 19, 2019
Government

Jobless Claims Tick Up as Labor Market Remains Tight

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The U.S. labor market still is signaling progress even with an increase in filings for unemployment benefits the week of June 19.

June 29, 2017
Business

Jobless Claims Show Tight Labor Market, Even With Increase

Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

The slight gain in filings for U.S. unemployment benefits last week is still consistent with a resilient job market, Labor Department figures showed June 22.

June 22, 2017

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