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New jobless claims drop for second straight week

WASHINGTON -- The labor market is looking a little better than last week's disappointing jobs report for April.
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Jobless Claims Fall, Job Market Gradually Improving

Business & Finance : Carpe Diem (4 years ago)

The Department of Labor reported today that jobless claims (4-week average) fell last week to 386,250, the lowest level since the second week of July 2008, more than 2-1/2 years ago (see chart above). From the Associated Press: "The... Read Post

Jobless claims rise, but remain low heading into Friday's jobs report

Business & Finance : Money & Co (10 months ago)

WASHINGTON -- Initial jobless claims unexpectedly increased last week but remained low in a positive sign for labor market growth before Friday's jobs report. Read Post

Initial jobless claims drop to 340,000 after one-week spike

Business & Finance : Money & Co (2 years ago)

WASHINGTON -- Initial unemployment claims dropped back to a level indicating moderate job growth last week after a spike the previous week raised alarms about the labor market recovery. Read Post

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