Jobless Claims

Government, Business

Jobless Claims Fall to 49-Year Low Despite Shutdown

Jobless Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

Filings for U.S. unemployment benefits fell last week to the lowest level since 1969, signaling the labor market remains tight despite the partial federal-government shutdown.

Katia Dmitrieva | Bloomberg News
January 24, 2019
Government, Business

Jobless Claims Fall to Four-Week Low in Tight Labor Market

Job Fair Gabby Jones/Bloomberg News

U.S. filings for unemployment benefits fell to a four-week low even amid a partial federal government shutdown, showing healthy demand for workers at the start of the year.

Shobhana Chandra | Bloomberg News
January 10, 2019
Government, Business

Jobless Claims Hit Four-Week High Amid Federal Shutdown

Worker Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

Filings for U.S. unemployment benefits rose to a four-week high at year’s end, amid holidays that tend to make the figures more volatile and a partial government shutdown that may have spurred federal workers to request funds.

Katia Dmitrieva | Bloomberg News
January 3, 2019
Government, Business

Although Jobless Claims Rise, Labor Market Still Solid

Job Fair Gabby Jones/Bloomberg News

Filings for U.S. unemployment benefits rose for the first time in three weeks while remaining near levels that reflect a tight labor market.

Katia Dmitrieva | Bloomberg News
December 20, 2018
Government, Business

Jobless Claims Fall to 12-Week Low Amid Tight Labor Market

Job Fair Gabby Jones/Bloomberg News

U.S. filings for unemployment benefits fell last week to the lowest since September, returning to hover near an almost five-decade low and signaling the labor market remains tight after what some economists saw as possible cooling signs.

Katia Dmitrieva | Bloomberg News
December 13, 2018
Government, Business

Jobless Claims Hit Six-Month High During Holiday Week

Job Fair Anthony Lanzilote/Bloomberg News

Filings for U.S. unemployment benefits rose for a third week to the highest level since May, potentially reflecting volatility around two consecutive periods that included holidays.

Katia Dmitrieva and Shobhana Chandra | Bloomberg News
November 29, 2018
Government

Jobless Claims at Nine-Week Low Reflect Shortage of Workers

Tim Boyle/Bloomberg News

The lowest level of filings for U.S. unemployment benefits in about two months may reflect growing demand for workers in a tight job market, Labor Department figures showed July 20.

Patricia Laya | Bloomberg News
July 20, 2017