unemployment

Government, Business

US Jobless Claims Rise by 7,000, Still Low at 207,000

US Jobless Claims Rise by 7,000, Still Low at 207,000 Job seekers line up for the Recruit Military veteran job fair in San Diego, Calif. (Sam Hodgson/Bloomberg)

The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits rose last week but remained at historically low levels, suggesting that the job market remains strong.

Paul Wiseman | Associated Press
January 6, 2022
Government, Business

A Record 4.5 million Americans Quit Their Jobs in November

A Record 4.5 million Americans Quit Their Jobs in November A employee pushes carts past a hiring sign at the Jewel Osco grocery store in Deerfield, Ill. (Nam Y. Huh/Associated Press)

A record 4.5 million American workers quit their jobs in November, a sign of confidence and more evidence that the U.S. job market is bouncing back strongly from last year’s coronavirus recession.

Paul Wiseman | Associated Press
January 4, 2022
Government, Business

Jobless Claims Unchanged at 205,000

help wanted sign Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP

The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits was unchanged last week, remaining at a historically low level that reflects the job market’s strong recovery from the coronavirus recession last year.

Paul Wiseman | Associated Press
December 23, 2021
Government, Business

Jobless Claims Decline to Lowest Level Since 1969

Jobless Claims Decline to Lowest Level Since 1969 Attendees receive information during a job fair in Los Angeles. (Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg)

Applications for U.S. state unemployment benefits declined last week to the lowest level since 1969, illustrating difficulties adjusting the raw data for seasonal effects.

Jordan Yadoo | Bloomberg News
December 9, 2021
Government, Business

Jobless Claims Remain Low Following Prior Plunge

Jobless Claims Remain Low Following Prior Plunge A "Now Hiring Drivers" sign at a Marathon Petroleum oil refinery during a driver shortage in Salt Lake City, Utah. (George Frey/Bloomberg)

Applications for U.S. state unemployment benefits rose by less than forecast last week after a plunge tied to seasonal adjustments in the prior period.

Jordan Yadoo | Bloomberg News
December 2, 2021
Business

Half of Small Businesses Have Unfilled Positions

Half of Small Businesses Have Unfilled Positions Pedestrians passes a sign that reads "Please Support All Small Business" outside a store on the boardwalk in Ocean City, NJ. (Gabby Jones/Bloomberg)

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Vince Golle | Bloomberg News
September 2, 2021
Government, Business

Jobless Claims Near Pandemic Low as Economy Strengthens

help wanted sign Michael Conroy/AP

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell for a third straight time last week, the latest sign that employers are laying off fewer people as they struggle to fill a record number of open jobs and meet a surge in consumer demand.

Christopher Rugaber | Associated Press
August 12, 2021
Government, Business

Job Growth Surges Most in 10 Months, Jumping Past Forecast

A worker welds bumpers at a facility in Eugene, Ore. (Alisha Jucevic/Bloomberg News) A worker welds bumpers at a facility in Eugene, Ore. (Alisha Jucevic/Bloomberg News)

U.S. job growth accelerated in June, with payrolls gaining the most in 10 months, suggesting firms are having greater success recruiting workers to keep pace with the broadening of economic activity.

July 2, 2021
Government, Business

US Jobless Claims Tick Up to 745,000 as Layoffs Remain High

Unemployment A shuttered restaurant. (Cheney Orr/Bloomberg News)

The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits edged higher last week to 745,000, a sign that many employers continue to cut jobs despite a drop in confirmed viral infections and evidence that the overall economy is improving.

Paul Wiseman | Associated Press
March 4, 2021
Government, Business

Trucking Jobs Gain in December Outweighed by Wider Labor Trouble

A worker preps food at a restaurant in downtown Memphis, Tenn. (Nina Westervelt/Bloomberg News) A worker preps food at a restaurant in downtown Memphis, Tenn. (Nina Westervelt/Bloomberg News)

The U.S. labor market lost jobs in December for the first time in eight months, yet transportation-related businesses showed solid growth, the Labor Department said Jan. 8.

Olivia Rockeman | Bloomberg News
January 8, 2021

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