Today's comic by Ruben Bolling is God-Man and his faithful sidekick, Fan-Boy!: Applications for initial unemployment compensation fell to 298,000: The Department of Labor reported Thursday that first-time claims for unemployment compensation for the week ending Nov. Show More Summary
Seasonally adjusted initial jobless claims fell by 7.2% -- or 23,000 -- to 298,000 in the week ending Nov. 30.
At 8:30 a.m. ET, the Department of Labor will release its latest tally of initial unemployment insurance claims. Economists estimate that claims climbed to 320,000 from 316,000 a week ago. Click Here For Live Updates » Join the conversation about this story »
By James Picerno: Today's updates on initial jobless claims and the Chicago Fed National Activity Index bring encouraging news for the US economy as the nation prepares to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday. New filings for jobless benefits dropped again last week, falling to the lowest level since late-September. Show More Summary
David Goldman/AP By Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON -- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, offering signs of a steady improvement in the labor market. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits fell 10,000 to a seasonally adjusted 316,000, the Labor Department said Wednesday. Show More Summary
Initial jobless claims fell to 316,000 in the Department of Labor's latest tally. Economists had expected seasonally-adjusted initial unemployment insurance claims to increase to 330,000 from 323,000 a week ago (that 323,000 figure was...Show More Summary
Initial jobless claims fell 16,000 last week, to 323,000. The 4-week moving average fell 6,750 to 338,500. Continuing claims rose 66,000 to 2,876 million. The October Producer Price Index declined -0.2% overall, but rose o.2% less food and energy. On a year-over-year basis, the PPI rose 0.3% at the headline level, and up 1.4% at [...]
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After a slight increase in claims last week, initial jobless claims fell by 21,000 last week, to their lowest level since the final week in September.
Heads up! We are minutes away from the release of weekly jobless claims figures, due out in the U.S. at 8:30 AM ET. Economists predict initial claims fell to 335,000 in the week ended November 16, down from 339,000 in the previous week. Initial...Show More Summary
The trade deficit grew in September to $41.8 billion from $38.7 billion in August. Initial jobless claims rose 3,000 last week, to 339,000. The 4-week moving average fell 4,250 to 344,000. Continuing claims were unchanged at 2.874 million. Nonfarm business productivity for the 3rd quarter rose 1.9 percent. Labor costs declined by -0.6%. The Bloomberg [...]
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1.6% drop in the four-week moving average to 344,000 initial claims.
By James Picerno: Initial jobless claims fell again last week, dropping for the fifth week in a row. That's good. But the rate of descent is slowing. It's too soon to say if this is a warning sign, but as a potential problem it deserves monitoring. Show More Summary
WASHINGTON -- Initial jobless claims were higher than expected last week at 339,000 and figures for the previous week were revised upward, the Labor Department said Thursday.
Following the end of the plague of system glitches last week, the Labor Department admits that 5 states estimated levels this week. The initial jobless claims print remains near 4 month-highs (adjusted to for the prior glitch unreality). Show More Summary
At 8:30 a.m. ET, the Department of Labor will publish its latest tally of initial unemployment claims. Economists estimate that claims fell to 330,000 from 336,000 a week ago. "Initial jobless claims likely rose during the second week of November, but our projection may be toward the high side of consensus," said Citi's Peter D'Antonio. Show More Summary
In light of Washington’s partial shutdown in the first half of October and higher initial jobless claims over the last several weeks, there has been a worry that U.S. employment growth might stall out.
For the week ending Nov. 2, the Department of Labor reported Thursday, seasonally adjusted initial claims for unemployment compensation were 336,000, down 9,000 from the previous week's revised figure of 345,000. For the comparable week of 2012, initial claims were 363,000. Show More Summary
By Sold At The Top: Today's jobless claims report showed a decline for initial unemployment claims and a slight increase to continued unemployment claims, as seasonally adjusted initial claims continued to trend below the closely watched 400K level. Seasonally adjusted initial unemployment claims declined by 9,000 to 336,000, from Complete Story »