Jobless Claims

Government, Business

US Recovery More Tenuous as Jobless Claims Rise, Incomes Fall

People dine at a restaurant in San Diego, Calif. (Bing Guan/Bloomberg News) People dine at a restaurant in San Diego, Calif. (Bing Guan/Bloomberg News)

Applications for U.S. state unemployment benefits unexpectedly posted the first back-to-back weekly increase since July, while Americans’ incomes and savings fell last month.

Henry Ren and Reade Pickert | Bloomberg News
November 25, 2020
Government, Business

Initial Jobless Claims Rise for First Time in Five Weeks

A worker pours molten metal from a furnace at a castings facility in Salem, Ohio. A worker pours molten metal from a furnace at a castings facility in Salem, Ohio. (Ty Wright/Bloomberg News)

Applications for U.S. state unemployment benefits rose for the first time in five weeks and remained well above pre-COVID levels, suggesting the labor market recovery is slowing amid a surging pandemic and fresh business restrictions.

Jarrell Dillard | Bloomberg News
November 19, 2020
Government, Business

Number Seeking US Jobless Aid Drops to Lowest Since March

A sign is seen outside an employment center in Arlington Heights, Ill., on Nov. 5. A sign is seen outside an employment center in Arlington Heights, Ill., on Nov. 5. (Nam Y. Huh/Associated Press)

The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits fell last week to 709,000, a still-high level but the lowest figure since March and a further sign that the job market might be slowly healing.

Christopher Rugaber | Associated Press
November 12, 2020
Government, Business

751,000 Seek US Jobless Benefits as Virus Weighs on Economy

A customer carriers their order past a "now hiring" sign at an eatery in Richardson, Texas, on Sept. 2. LM Otero/Associated Press

The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell slightly last week to 751,000, a still-historically high level that shows that many employers keep cutting jobs in the face of the accelerating pandemic.

Paul Wiseman | Associated Press
November 5, 2020
Government, Business

Jobless Claims Decline More Than Forecast in Week Ending Oct. 24

A help wanted sign is displayed outside a car wash in Indianapolis. A help wanted sign is displayed outside a car wash in Indianapolis on Sept. 2. (Michael Conroy/Associated Press)

Applications for U.S. state unemployment benefits fell more than forecast last week, suggesting the labor market remains on the path of gradual improvement — while still far from its pre-pandemic health.

Olivia Rockeman | Bloomberg News
October 29, 2020
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

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