jobless claims

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

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

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

Jobless Filings at Three-Week Low Amid Strong Labor Market

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The U.S. job market continues to show signs of strength, as the number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits fell to a three-week low, according to Labor Department data released June 15.

Patricia Laya | Bloomberg News
June 15, 2017

Jobless Claims Declined More Than Forecast Last Week

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Fewer Americans than forecast filed for unemployment benefits last week, adding to evidence that the labor market is healthy and stable.

Michelle Jamrisko | Bloomberg News
June 23, 2016

Initial Jobless Claims Rise by 7,000 for Week

Initial jobless claims rose by 7,000 last week, the Labor Department reported Thursday.

July 25, 2013

Initial Jobless Claims Rise

Initial jobless claims rose last week, the Labor Department said Thursday.

June 14, 2012