Jobless Claims Fall 12,000 to 260,000

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U.S. filings for unemployment benefits fell last week as the impact of hurricanes Harvey and Irma faded in several states, Labor Department figures showed Oct. 5.

October 5, 2017

Companies Add Fewest Workers in Nearly a Year, ADP Says

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Companies last month added the fewest number of workers in nearly a year, reflecting a hit to the U.S. job market from hurricanes Harvey and Irma, according to data released Oct. 4 from the ADP Research Institute in Roseland, New Jersey.

October 4, 2017

US Jobless Claims Rise on Irma's Effects in Florida, Georgia

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U.S. filings for unemployment benefits rose last week on increases in Florida and Georgia after the southeastern states were hit by Hurricane Irma, Labor Department figures showed Sept 28.

September 28, 2017

Jobless Claims Decline as Hurricane Harvey Impact Fades in Texas

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Applications for unemployment benefits in the U.S. unexpectedly declined last week as the Hurricane Harvey-related surge in Texas filings continued to reverse, Labor Department figures showed Sept. 21.

September 21, 2017

Unexpected Drop in Jobless Claims Shows Sturdy Job Market

Filings for jobless benefits in the U.S. unexpectedly settled back last week, underscoring a resilient labor market even as the Atlantic hurricane season introduces added volatility to the figures, Labor Department data showed Sept. 14.

September 14, 2017

Jobless Claims Soar by Most Since 2012 on Hurricane Harvey


U.S. jobless claims surged last week by the most since November 2012 as tens of thousands of Texans displaced by Hurricane Harvey filed applications to collect benefits, according to Labor Department figures Sept. 7.

September 7, 2017
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Commerce Department: Autonomous Vehicle Technology Will Create Winners and Losers in Transport Industries

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Workers in the trucking and other industries that move people and goods could find themselves squeezed out of those jobs by the rise of self-driving trucks.

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September 5, 2017

Below-Forecast US Jobless Claims Signal Tight Labor Market

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The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits was less than estimated last week and near a four-decade low, indicating the job market remains tight, Labor Department data showed Aug. 24.

August 24, 2017

Jobless Claims Decrease to Lowest Level Since February

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A strengthening labor market remains an engine for U.S. growth as the number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits dropped to the lowest since February, Labor Department data showed Aug. 17.

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August 17, 2017

Job Openings Surge to Record in Sign of Robust Labor Demand

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A June surge in U.S. job openings to a record indicates demand for workers remained strong at the end of the second quarter, a Labor Department report showed Aug 8

August 8, 2017