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Jobless Claims in U.S. Climbed More Than Forecast Last Week

``Jobless claims climbed by 21,000 to 311,000 in the period ended Aug. 9, the highest in six weeks, a Labor Department report showed today in Washington. The median forecast of 48 economists surveyed by Bloomberg called for 295,000. There was nothing unusual in the data and no states were estimated, a spokesman said as the figures were released.''

Weekly Jobless Claims Up, But Job Market Seen Still Firming

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation/AP By Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON -- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose more than expected last week, but will probably do little to change views that the laborShow More Summary

Initial Jobless Claims Jump 21,000 To Biggest Miss In 3 Months

With expectations set at multi-year cycle lows of 295k, the 311k print is a major disappointment (the biggest miss since early May) as initial jobless claims jumped 21k to the highest since June. Ithas now been 3 weeks without a new cycle low in claims - perhaps too early to call a trend change - but notably 31k off the lows in late July. Show More Summary

Weekly jobless claims rise to 311K

But employers are searching for more workers: In June, they advertised the most monthly job openings in more than 13 years

U.S. Jobless Claims Up, But Trend Still Points To Firming Jobs Market

WASHINGTON, (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose more than expected last week, but will probably do little to change views that the labor market was strengthening. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 21,000 to a seasonally adjusted 311,000 for the week ended Aug. Show More Summary


At 8:30 a.m. ET, we'll get the latest weekly tally of initial unemployment insurance claims. Economists estimate claims ticked up to 295,000 from 289,000 a week ago. "Claims appear to have reached a nadir at around 300k, which suggests...Show More Summary

Stock Futures Tick Up Ahead Of Jobless Claims Data

By Ryan Vlastelica NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures edged higher on Thursday, with investors reluctant to make big bets following a sharp rally in the previous session and amid signs of weak conditions in Europe. Trading...Show More Summary

Stock futures tick up ahead of jobless claims data

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Wal-Mart Stores Inc reported flat same-store sales for the second-quarter and cut its full-year profit outlook. After falling more than 1 percent in premarket trading, shares of the Dow component rose slightly. Cisco Systems Inc fell 1.3 percent to $24.87 in premarket trading. Show More Summary

What May Impact Mortgage Rates this week: August 11, 2014

This week’s economic calendar is on the lighter side.  Here are some of the economic indicators scheduled to be released this week: Wednesday, August 13: Retail Sales Thursday, August 14: Initial Jobless Claims Friday, August 15: Producer Price Index; Empire State Index; Consumer Sentiment Index (UoM) Mortgage rates are slightly improved compared to last week’s […]

Let's Stop And Appreciate This Level Of Jobless Claims

Let's just stop for a moment, and appreciate what's happening in the world of layoffs these days. Here's a chart of the four-week moving average of initial weekly jobless claims divided by the total employment level. There are very few job cuts these days. Show More Summary

Economic Statistics for 7 Aug 14

Weekly initial jobless claims fell 14,000 to 289,000. The 4-week average fell 3,750 to 293,500. Continuing claims fell 24,000 to 2.518 million. The Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index fell -0.1 points to 36.2. Consumer credit rose $17.3 billion in June mainly driven by the nonrevolving component, which rose $16.3 billion. The Fed’s balance sheet rose  $3.5 [...]

Jobless claims the lowest since February 2006

Following the good news that food stamp usage is finally falling, here is another sign that the U.S. economy is finally healing. Bloomberg reports that jobless claims decreased by 14,000 to 289,000 in the week ended Aug. 2 from 303,000 in the prior period, according to a Labor department report. Show More Summary

How Low Can Jobless Claims Go?

While other indicators of labor-market strength have yet to completely return to normal, the level of jobless claims is not only the lowest of the recovery, but it's near some of the lowest levels of previous (and much stronger) recoveries as well.

Stocks Slide Into The Red

Google Finance Markets have erased early gains. There isn't a whole lot of market-moving news today. Initial weekly jobless claims tumbled to 289,000 from 303,000 a week ago. This was lower than the 304,000 expected by economists. This week's report brings the 4-week moving average down to 293,500, the lowest level since February 2006. Show More Summary

Jobless claims: Four-week average lowest since Feb. 2006

Labor Department: Weekly applications for unemployment aid fell 14,000 to a seasonally adjusted 289,000

Jobless Claims Lower Than Expected

Hickey and Walters (Bespoke) submit: For the fourth time in the last five weeks, jobless claims came in below forecasts this week. While economists were forecasting a level of 304K, the actual reading came in 15K weaker at 289K. This was the second lowest weekly reading of the recovery, behind only the 279K level we saw two weeks ago. Show More Summary

New Unemployment Applications Fall to Lowest Level Since '06

AP/Alan DiazJob seekers check out the opportunities at a Hiring Fair For Veterans in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. By JOSH BOAK WASHINGTON -- Fewer people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, as jobless claims remain at relatively...Show More Summary

Initial Claims Four-Week Average Slides To 2006 Lows

After last week's uncomfortable rebound in claims, this week calmed fears. Printing at 289k (down 14k from last week) against expectations of 304k, this dropped the four-week average of jobless claims to the lowest since February 2006. Show More Summary

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