Initial jobless claims will be out at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday. Economists are forecasting that claims will fall to 270,000. Last week, they fell to 271,000, although this was a lesser drop than expected. Additionally, the four-week moving...Show More Summary
The Philadelphia Fed Business Outlook Survey moved back into positive territory in November, rising from -4.5 to 1.9. The Conference Board’s index of leading economic indicators rose 0.6% in October. Initial weekly jobless claims fell 5,000 to 271,000. Show More Summary
Latest numbers offer an indication the labour market is still improving.
They came in at 271,000, remaining well below the 300,000 threshold that indicates a healthy labor market
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits fell last week, pointing to a fairly robust labor market. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits slipped 5,000 to a seasonally adjusted 271,000 for the week ended Nov. Show More Summary
The latest weekly data on initial jobless claims will be released at 8:30 a.m. ET. The consensus estimate among economists is for a drop in unemployment-insurance claims by 6,000 to 270,000 last week, according to Bloomberg. The four-week...Show More Summary
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New claims for US unemployment insurance benefits held steady last week, close to a four-decade low as the jobs market firms, the Labor Department reported Thursday. Initial jobless claims, an indicator of the pace of layoffs, totaled 276,000 in the week ending November 7, the same as the previous...
Labor Department data shows number of claims unchanged in first week of November.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New U.S. applications for unemployment benefits last week held steady at levels consistent with sustained labor market strength that could encourage the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates next month. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits were unchanged at a seasonally adjusted 276,000 for the week ended Nov. Show More Summary
Three weeks after falling to the lowest rate since 1973, applications for unemployment benefits remain muted
The latest weekly data on initial jobless claims are due at 8:30 a.m. ET. Economists estimate that initial jobless claims fell 6,000 to 270,000 last week, according to Bloomberg. Last week, the four-week moving average of claims, which evens out volatility, rose by about 3,000 from a 42-year low to 262,750. Show More Summary
By Abhiram Nandakumar (Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Thursday ahead of scheduled speeches by several Federal Reserve policymakers, including Chair Janet Yellen, and weekly jobless claims data. InvestorsShow More Summary
More Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, but employers are hesitant to let go of workers
Just when you thought (for the 10th time this year) that the worst was over in the US energy space, Challenger Grey reports a massive spike in Energy sector layoffs - to six-month highs. For context, energy sector layoffs are 9 times...Show More Summary
Print shows largest weekly increase since late February, but remains historically low.
Initial jobless claims data will cross at 8:30 a.m. ET. Economists forecast, according to Bloomberg, that the Department of Labor's data will show that first-time claims for unemployment insurance totaled 262,000 last week, up 2,000Show More Summary
Today's seasonally adjusted 260K new claims was slightly better than the Investing.com forecast of 263K. The four-week moving average is at 259,250, down from last week's 263,250, is at a new low last seen in 1973.
Benefit claims remain at historically low levels, despite modest rise.
The raw initial claims data rose 1k from 259 to 260k (beating expectations of 265k). But the less-noisy 4-week average of initial jobless claims has slid further this week - to 263.25, its lowest since Dec 1973 - as the divergence between "useless at this point in the business cycle" claims and 'real' job cuts has never been wider. Charts: Bloomberg