Jobless Claims

Government, Business

US Jobless Claims Decline After California Resumes Reporting

Workers use grinders to smooth the welded joints for railroad suspension parts. Workers use grinders to smooth the welded joints for railroad suspension parts. (Ty Wright/Bloomberg News)

The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits fell for the third time in four weeks, suggesting the labor market is still gradually recovering while remaining far from its pre-pandemic health.

Katia Dmitrieva | Bloomberg News
October 22, 2020
Government, Business

US Layoffs Remain Elevated as 840,000 Seek Jobless Aid

Information signs are displayed at a closed Illinois work center on June 11. (Nam Y. Huh/Associated Press)

The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell slightly last week to a still-high 840,000, evidence that job cuts remain elevated seven months into the pandemic recession.

Christopher Rugaber | Associated Press
October 8, 2020
Government, Business

US Layoffs Remain Elevated as 837,000 Seek Jobless Aid

A closed sign hangs in the window of a barber shop in Burbank, Calif., on July 18. A closed sign hangs in the window of a barber shop in Burbank, Calif., on July 18. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/Associated Press)

The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits declined last week to a still-high 837,000, evidence that the economy is struggling to sustain a tentative recovery that began this summer.

Christopher Rugaber | Associated Press
October 1, 2020
Government, Business

US Jobless Claims Remain Elevated in Choppy Recovery

A server cleans a table in an outdoor area at a restaurant in Clemson, S.C. A server cleans a table in an outdoor area at a restaurant in Clemson, S.C. (Micah Green/Bloomberg News)

Applications for U.S. unemployment benefits were little changed last week, contrasting with estimates for a decline and highlighting an economic recovery that’s coming in fits and starts.

September 24, 2020
Government, Business

US Jobless Claims Resume Drop in Sign of Gradual Improvement

Pedestrians pass in front of restaurant customers in the Queens borough of New York. Pedestrians pass in front of restaurant customers in the Queens borough of New York. (Amir Hamja/Bloomberg News)

The number of Americans applying for jobless benefits resumed its decline, signaling a gradual improvement in the battered labor market.

Katia Dmitrieva | Bloomberg News
September 17, 2020
Government, Business

Job Losses Persist as Claims Come in Higher Than Forecast

Initial jobless claims came in higher than forecasted on Sept. 10. A worker cleans a plexiglass shield at a pizza restaurant in San Francisco. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News)

Applications for U.S. state unemployment benefits held steady last week, a sign extensive job losses are persisting as the nation struggles to control the coronavirus.

Reade Pickert | Bloomberg News
September 10, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Jobless Claims Give Mixed Picture With Shift in Adjustments

U.S. jobless claims gave a mixed picture of the market. A welder works on a semi-trailer frame at the Wabash National Corp. manufacturing facility in Indiana. (Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News)

U.S. unemployment-claims figures gave a mixed picture of the labor market amid government changes to seasonal adjustments to account for distortions from the pandemic.

September 3, 2020
Government, Business

Jobless Claims Hit Three-Week Low

Jobs Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

Applications for unemployment benefits in the U.S. unexpectedly declined to a three-week low despite a strike by General Motors Co. workers that continues to reverberate through supporting industries.

October 10, 2019
Government, Business

Drop in Jobless Claims Shows Firm Labor Market

Jobless David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News

Applications for U.S. unemployment benefits declined for the second time in three weeks, indicating the labor market is holding steadfast in the face of slower global demand and trade tensions.

Jeff Kearns | Bloomberg News
August 8, 2019
Government, Business

Jobless Claims Rise to 215,000 as Labor Market Holds Up

Jobless Allison Hess/Bloomberg News

Filings for U.S. unemployment benefits edged up while remaining at historically low levels, another indication that the labor market remains generally robust.

Reade Pickert | Bloomberg News
August 1, 2019

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