Jobless Claims

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
Government, Business

Jobless Claims Decline to Lowest Level Since Mid-April

Jobs David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News

Filings for U.S. unemployment benefits declined to a 12-week low, underscoring the Federal Reserve’s view that a robust labor market is underpinning economic expansion.

Katia Dmitrieva | Bloomberg News
July 11, 2019
Government, Business

Jobless Claims Increase to Highest Level in Seven Weeks

Jobs Allison Hess/Bloomberg News

Filings for U.S. unemployment benefits increased by more than expected to a seven-week high, a possible sign of strains in the labor market that could factor into the Federal Reserve’s debate over whether to cut interest rates next month.

June 27, 2019
Government, Business

Jobless Claims Rise to Five-Week High, Exceed Forecast

Gabby Jones/Bloomberg News

Filings for U.S. unemployment benefits unexpectedly increased, rising to a five-week high and adding to signs of potential cooling in the labor market.

June 13, 2019
Government, Business

Jobless Claims Fall to 49-Year Low, Below All Forecasts

Jobs Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

Filings for U.S. unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell, dropping to the lowest since December 1969, as the labor market tightened further.

Katia Dmitrieva | Bloomberg News
April 4, 2019
Government, Business

Jobless Claims Fall to Two-Month Low

Job Fair Gabby Jones/Bloomberg News

Filings for U.S. unemployment benefits have fallen to a two-month low, suggesting the labor market remains healthy in data reflecting revisions going back to 2014.

Katia Dmitrieva | Bloomberg News
March 28, 2019

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