Jobless Claims

Government, Business

State Jobless Claims in US Fall to Lowest Since March 2020

A caricature artist draws the image of a couple in Myrtle Beach, S.C. (Micah Green/Bloomberg News) A caricature artist draws the image of a couple in Myrtle Beach, S.C. (Micah Green/Bloomberg News)

The number of applications for U.S. state unemployment benefits plummeted last week to the lowest since the pandemic began, indicating the labor market continues to thaw as governments lift restrictions on business and activity picks up.

Payne Lubbers | Bloomberg News
April 15, 2021
Government, Business

US Jobless Claims Jump, Showing Choppy Labor Recovery

A worker sands wood components for a pool table in Jeffersonville, Ind. (Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News) A worker sands wood components for a pool table in Jeffersonville, Ind. (Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News)

Applications for U.S. state unemployment insurance unexpectedly rose for a second week, underscoring the uneven nature of the labor market recovery.

April 8, 2021
Government, Business

US Jobless Claims Rise as Labor Market Recovery Remains Choppy

A worker inspects structural beams at a facility in Utah. (George Frey/Bloomberg News) A worker inspects structural beams at a facility in Utah. (George Frey/Bloomberg News)

Applications for U.S. state unemployment insurance unexpectedly rose last week but remained near the lowest levels of the pandemic as the labor market meanders toward full recovery.

Reade Pickert | Bloomberg News
April 1, 2021
Government, Business

US Jobless Claims Unexpectedly Increase to One-Month High

A worker sands wood components for billiard tables at a factory in Indiana. (Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News) A worker sands wood components for billiard tables at a factory in Indiana. (Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News)

Applications for U.S. jobless benefits unexpectedly rose last week, to the highest since mid-February, underscoring how the labor market is recovering in fits and starts.

March 18, 2021
Government, Business

Jobless Claims Decline by More Than Forecast Last Week

Workers powder-coat components at a factory in Williamsburg, Iowa. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News) Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

Applications for U.S. state unemployment benefits fell by more than forecast last week to the lowest since November, signaling that job cuts are starting to ebb as COVID-19 infections decline and vaccinations accelerate.

Olivia Rockeman | Bloomberg News
February 25, 2021
Government, Business

US Jobless Claims Hit Four-Week High in Fresh Labor Setback

A worker cleans a plexiglass shield at a pizza restaurant in San Francisco. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News) A worker cleans a plexiglass shield at a pizza restaurant in San Francisco. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News)

Applications for U.S. state unemployment insurance jumped to a four-week high, indicating the labor market is suffering fresh setbacks even as the coronavirus pandemic shows signs of ebbing.

Reade Pickert | Bloomberg News
February 18, 2021
Government, Business

US State Jobless Claims Ease While Federal Programs Swell

A worker preps food at a restaurant in downtown Memphis, Tenn. (Nina Westervelt/Bloomberg News) A worker preps food at a restaurant in downtown Memphis, Tenn. (Nina Westervelt/Bloomberg News)

Applications for U.S. state unemployment insurance fell slightly last week while claims for federal benefits swelled, illustrating the persistent challenges in the system of delivering financial aid to the nation’s jobless.

Olivia Rockeman | Bloomberg News
February 11, 2021
Government, Business

US Unemployment Claims Fall to 779,000; Job Cuts Grind On

A worker cleans along the Las Vegas Strip in March 2020. (John Locher/Associated Press) A worker cleans along the Las Vegas Strip in March 2020. (John Locher/Associated Press)

The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits declined to 779,000 in the week ended Jan. 30, a still historically high total that shows that a sizable number of people keep losing jobs to the pandemic.

Christopher Rugaber | Associated Press
February 4, 2021
Government, Business

Jobless Claims Fall by More Than Expected

Inside a shop in Bryant Park's Winter Village in New York. (Gabriela Bhaskar/Bloomberg News) Inside a shop in Bryant Park's Winter Village in New York. (Gabriela Bhaskar/Bloomberg News)

Applications for U.S. state unemployment benefits fell last week, signaling that job cuts may be easing after rising in December and early January.

Olivia Rockeman | Bloomberg News
January 28, 2021
Government, Business

US Jobless Claims Fall Slightly; Remain Near 1 Million

A "Now Hiring" sign hangs on the front wall of a Harbor Freight Tools store in New Hampshire. A "Now Hiring" sign hangs on the front wall of a Harbor Freight Tools store in Manchester, N.H., in December 2020. (Charles Krupa/Associated Press)

Applications for U.S. state unemployment benefits fell only slightly the week of Jan. 11 and remained elevated, signaling heightened pandemic-related strain in the U.S. labor market just as Joe Biden begins his first days as president.

Olivia Rockeman | Bloomberg News
January 21, 2021

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