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Jobless Claims Rise More Than Expected From 48-Year Low

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U.S. filings for unemployment benefits rose by more than anticipated from a 48-year low while continuing to signal a tight job market, Labor Department figures showed March 8.

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March 8, 2018
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Jobless Claims Drop to Lowest in Almost Five Decades

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U.S. filings for unemployment benefits fell last week to the lowest level in almost five decades, indicating the job market remains tight, Labor Department figures showed March 1.

March 1, 2018
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Jobless Claims at Five-Week Low Amid Tight Labor Market

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U.S. filings for unemployment benefits fell to a five-week low, suggesting tightening in a labor market already operating near full capacity, Labor Department figures showed Feb. 22.

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February 22, 2018
Business

Jobless Claims Decline, Approach an Almost 45-Year Low

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U.S. filings for unemployment benefits unexpectedly declined last week, hovering close to an almost 45-year low and signaling a tight job market, Labor Department figures showed Feb. 8.

February 8, 2018
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Jobless Claims Plunge to Lowest Tally Since 1973

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U.S. filings for unemployment benefits plummeted to the lowest level in almost 45 years in a sign the job market will tighten further in 2018, Labor Department figures showed Jan. 18.

Katia Dmitrieva | Bloomberg News
January 18, 2018
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Jobless Claims at Six-Week High Amid Holiday Volatility

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U.S. filings for Unemployment benefits rose to a six-week high, a move that may partly owe to volatility around the Veterans Day holiday, Labor Department figures showed Nov. 16.

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November 16, 2017

Jobless Claims in US Rose Last Week From a Four-Decade Low

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U.S. filings for unemployment benefits rose last week from the lowest level since 1973, consistent with a steady job market, Labor Department figures showed Oct. 26.

October 26, 2017
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Fewest Jobless Claims Since 1973 Show Firm Job Market

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Filings for unemployment benefits plunged last week to the lowest level since 1973 as workers affected by hurricanes Harvey and Irma continued to return to their jobs, Labor Department figures showed Oct. 19.

October 19, 2017
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Jobless Claims Fall to Lowest Level Since Before Storms

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Applications for U.S. unemployment benefits declined last week to the lowest level since late August, before major hurricanes sent jobless claims soaring, Labor Department figures showed Oct 12.

October 12, 2017
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US Payrolls Fall for the First Time Since 2010 on Storms

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The number of workers on U.S. payrolls declined last month for the first time since 2010, reflecting major disruptions from hurricanes Harvey and Irma, Labor Department figures showed Oct. 6. The jobless rate fell to a new 16-year-low while wage gains accelerated.

October 6, 2017

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