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Jobless Claims Rise After Falling to Four-Decade Low

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Filings for U.S. unemployment benefits rose last week by the most since July, after spending several weeks at or near a four-decade low.

Patricia Laya | Bloomberg News
October 20, 2016
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Jobless Claims at 42-Year Low as Employers Shun Firings

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Filings for U.S. unemployment benefits were at a four-decade low over the past two weeks as sales prospects encouraged employers to maintain headcounts.

Patricia Laya | Bloomberg News
October 13, 2016
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Fewer Americans Than Forecast Filed for Jobless Claims Last Week

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The number of applications to collect jobless benefits rose less than forecast for  week ended Sept. 24, indicating employers are leery of dismissing workers as the labor market tightens.

Patricia Laya | Bloomberg News
September 29, 2016
Business

Initial Jobless Claims Match Lowest Level Since April

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Filings for U.S. unemployment benefits dropped the week ended Sept. 17 to match the lowest level since April, a sign the labor market remains healthy even as hiring moderates.

Michelle Jamrisko | Bloomberg News
September 22, 2016
Business

Applications for Jobless Benefits Rise Less Than Forecast

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The number of applications for unemployment benefits barely rose in the week ended Sept. 10, indicating employers remain comfortable with staffing levels.

Patricia Laya | Bloomberg News
September 15, 2016
Business

Jobless Claims Decline to Lowest Level in Seven Weeks

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Filings for U.S. unemployment benefits unexpectedly dropped to the lowest level in seven weeks, showing employers have little appetite to fire workers.

Michelle Jamrisko | Bloomberg News
September 8, 2016
Business

US Probably Added 150,000 Fewer Jobs in Year Through March

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The U.S. job market probably was a little less robust in the year through March than previously estimated, government figures showed.

Patricia Laya | Bloomberg News
September 7, 2016
Business

Jobless Claims Increased Less Than Forecast Last Week

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Fewer Americans than forecast filed applications for unemployment benefits last week, further evidence of a healthy labor market.

Patricia Laya | Bloomberg News
September 1, 2016
Business

Lower-Paying Industries See Fastest Wage Growth in US

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"Joe six-pack gets a raise," proclaim Bank of America Merrill Lynch economists Emanuella Enenajor and Lisa Berlin, commenting on the biggest source of upward pressure on U.S. wages in 2016.

Luke Kawa | Bloomberg News
August 29, 2016
Business

Jobless Claims Decline to Lowest Level in Five Weeks

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The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits fell to the lowest level in five weeks, another sign of endurance in the labor market.

Patricia Laya | Bloomberg News
August 25, 2016

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