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?New jobless claims climb, but not to unhealthy level

In the latest week, even as 10,000 more Americans applied, the pace of layoffs remains near historic lows

Unemployment claims rise, but joblessness figures still low

2 months agoNews : NY Daily News

The Labor Department says weekly applications rose 10,000 to a seasonally adjusted 272,000. The four-week average, a less volatile figure, declined 1,250 to 272,000.

If Initial Jobless Claims Are So Awesome, Explain This

With the Services economy now joining the manufacturing sector in recession - with both employment components collapsing - one may be surprised to see initial jobless claims hovering back near 42-year lows... Notice what happend in Q1 2015... Show More Summary

Initial jobless claims rise more than expected

Initial jobless claims totaled 272,000 last week. Economists had estimated that 270,000 first-time claims for unemployment insurance were filed, according to Bloomberg. Claims totaled 262,000 in the prior period, which was the lowest...Show More Summary

Economic Statistics for 18 Feb 16

The Conference Board’s index of leading indicators fell -0.2% in January. The Philadelphia Fed Business Outlook Survey remained negative in February, coming in at -2.8. Initial weekly jobless claims fell 7,000 to 262,000. The 4-week average fell 8,000 to 273,250. Continuing claims  rose 30,000 to 2.273 million. The Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index fell -0.2 points to 44.3 […]

Jobless Benefits Claims Double In Canada's Dying Oil Patch As Construction Jobs Plunge 84%

2015 was not a good year for job creation in Alberta. In fact, the net 19,600 jobs the province shed marked the worst year for job losses since 1982. Alberta is of course suffering from the dramatic collapse in oil prices, which look...Show More Summary

Initial jobless claims destroy expectations

Initial jobless claims totaled 262,000 last week, easily destroying analysts expectations of 275,000. Jobless claims were also down from the prior week when they reached 269,000. Beating expectations is a good sign that the labor market is maintaining its strength, despite economic uncertainty on a global scale. Show More Summary

Bad News For Fed Doves - Initial Jobless Claims Plunge Near 43 Year Lows

After a dismal start to the year, pushing initial jobless claims to six-month highs, it appears 'everything is awesome' again as despite surging layoffs (Challenger, Grey and headline after headline in the press), initial claims tumbled to 262k this week - just above the 43 year lows of last fall. Show More Summary

Philly Fed Contracts For 6th Month In A Row As "Hope" Crashes To Nov 2012 Lows

While jobless claims look rosy, Philly Fed's employment index plunged by the most since May 2013 as the headline survey extended its period of sub-50 contraction to six straight months - the longest streak outside of a recesssion in history. Show More Summary

?New jobless claims hit a 3-month low

Both the latest weekly figure and the four-week average fell, firming up the evidence for a healthy job market

US jobless claims hit lowest level since November

Number of workers filing for benefits falls to 262,000, Labor Department says.

Here come initial jobless claims ...

The latest report on weekly initial jobless claims is set for release at the bottom of the hour. Expectations are that initial claims for unemployment insurance will total 275,000 last week, up slightly from the prior week's 269,000Show More Summary

Economic Statistics

Initial weekly jobless claims fell 16,000 to 269,000. The 4-week average fell 3,500 to 281,250. Continuing claims fell 21,000 to 2.249 million. The Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index rose 0.3 points to 44.5 in the latest week. The Fed’s balance sheet rose $2.8 billion last week, with total assets of $4.486 trillion. Reserve bank credit rose […]

2:00PM Water Cooler 2/11/2016

Today's Water Cooler: TTiP typos, Democratic debate, Sanders fundraising, black voters, Buiter recession call, jobless claims, gravity waves

US jobless claims fall to 269,000

Figures indicate job market resilience in the face of overseas economic turmoil.

Initial Claims Drop But Goldman Warns "Recent Increase Is More Than Just Noise"

Initial jobless claims dropped notably last week (from 285 to 269k) but the overall trend (away from the noise) appears in tact. The smoother4-week average remains near 12-month highs and as Goldman notes weakness is widespread - "there...Show More Summary

U.S. jobless claims fall more than expected, near cycle lows

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits fell more than expected last week, suggesting the labor market remained on solid footing despite slowing economic growth and a stock market rout.    Initial claims for state unemployment benefits declined 16,000 to a seasonally adjusted 269,000 for the week ended Feb. Show More Summary

Here come initial jobless claims ...

The latest weekly data on initial jobless claims are set for release at 8:30 a.m. ET. Economists estimate that there were 280,000 first-time filings for unemployment insurance last week, down 5,000 from the prior period, according to...Show More Summary

Obama claims victory as US jobless rate falls

Americans should feel good about economy as unemployment falls to eight-year low, President says.

US jobless claims rise to 285,000

Number of claims rises again, though broader trend suggests steady employment expansion.

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