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US jobless claims trend at lowest since 1973

5 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Fewer Americans filed new claims for US unemployment insurance benefits last week than expected, holding to low levels in a firm labor market, government data showed Thursday. The Labor Department said initial jobless claims, a sign of the level of layoffs, fell by 18,000 to 259,000 in the week...

U.S. jobless claims fall to near 43-year low

WASHINGTON, (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits fell last week to near a 43-year low, suggesting labor market resilience even though hiring slowed sharply in May. Initial claims for state unemployment...Show More Summary

Hawkish Fed Looms As Initial Jobless Claims Plunge Near 42 Year Lows

Who knows best? The Department of Labor - who is telling the American public that the labor market, based on initial claims, are hovering near the best levels in 42 years; or The Fed - who is warning that labor market conditions areShow More Summary

Here come initial jobless claims ...

The latest weekly numbers on initial jobless claims are set for release at 8:30 a.m. ET. Economists forecast that first-time filings for unemployment insurance totaled 270,000 last week, according to Bloomberg. Last week, claims totaled...Show More Summary

Initial jobless claims rose more than expected

Initial jobless claims just rose more than expected. The latest reading came in at 277,000, above economists' expectations of 270,000. The 4-week moving average was 269,250, a drop of 250 from the previous week's unrevised average of 269,500. Claims have now been below 300,000 for 67 straight weeks — the longest streak since 1973. Show More Summary

Initial Jobless Claims Still Decoupled From Hypocritical Fed's "Experimental" Labor Market Index Collapse

Having been told yesterday by Janet Yellen that The Fed's Labor Market Indicator is merely "experimental" - contradicting her Aug 2014 exuberance over the index - we thought it worth highlighting just how decoupled the nation's labor market data really is. Show More Summary

Economic Statistics for 09 Jun 16

Wholesale inventories rose a sharp 0.6% in April, but a 1.0% rise in wholesale sales reduced the stock-to-sales ratio to 1.35. Initial weekly jobless claims fell 4,000 to 264,000. The 4-week average fell 7,500 to 269,500. Continuing claims fell 77,000 to 2.095 million. The Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index was unchanged at 43.2 in the latest […]

Here come initial jobless claims ...

The latest weekly initial jobless claims numbers will cross at 8:30 a.m. ET. Economists estimate that the number of first-time filings for unemployment benefits rose to 270,000 last week from 267,000 in the prior period, according to...Show More Summary

Initial jobless claims unexpectedly dropped

Initial jobless claims unexpectedly dropped to 267,000. Economists were expecting claims to tick up slightly to 270,000 from last week's 268,000. The reading has now been below the threshold of 300,000 for 65 straight weeks — the longest...Show More Summary

Here come initial jobless claims...

The latest data on initial jobless claims will be out at 8:30 a.m. ET. Economists expect that claims trickled down slightly to 275,000, according to the Bloomberg consensus. Last week, claims fell less than expected to 278,000. Notably,...Show More Summary

Initial jobless claims fell less than expected

Initial jobless claims fell to 278,000, beating economists’ expectations of 275,000. Jobless claims have remained below the 300,000 threshold for 63 straight weeks. The 4-week moving average was 275,750, an increase of 7,500 from the previous week’s unrevised average of 268,250, according to Bloomberg. Show More Summary

Drop in U.S. jobless claims bolsters hopes of economic rebound

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing for unemployment aid fell from a 14-month high last week, the latest sign that the economy was regaining speed after stumbling in the first quarter. Initial claims for state unemployment...Show More Summary

Initial Jobless Claims Worse Than Expected, Near 3-Month Highs

Following the last two weeks' dramatic surge in initial jobless claims it was expected that a pull back would occur and it did but the last week's 278k print is still worse than expected - the third weekly miss in a row (the first time since January). Show More Summary

Initial jobless claims fell less than expected

Initial jobless claims fell less than expected. Claims fell to 278,000, below economists' expectations of a drop to 275,000, according to Bloomberg. Notably, jobless c laims have no w been below the 300,000 threshold for 6 3 straight...Show More Summary

Economic Statistics for 12 May 16

April import prices rose 0.3%, and export prices rose 0.5%. On a year-over-year basis prices are down -5.7% for imports and -5.0% for exports. Initial weekly jobless claims rose 20,000 to 294,000. The 4-week average rose 10,250 to 268,250. Continuing claims rose 31,000 to 2.161 million. The Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index fell -0.3 points to […]

Initial Jobless Claims Soar Most In 11 Years To 15-Month Highs

The last great hope indicator of the bullish narrative appears to have broken as today's initial jobless claims soars 20k to 294k - the highest since Feb 2015. Seemingly confirming the dismal payroll print, one can only wonder how long before this catches 'down' to the weakness in PMI/ISM survey employment data and the hard macro data. Show More Summary

Here come initial jobless claims ...

The latest weekly numbers on initial jobless claims are due at 8:30 a.m. ET. Economists forecast that first-time filings for jobless claims totaled 270,000 last week, according to Bloomberg. That would be down from a spike in the prior...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 forecast that first-time filings for unemployment insurance totaled 260,000 last week, up from 257,000 in the prior period. Claims are still...Show More Summary

A "Recovery" Paradox: Job Cuts In 2016 Are Highest Since 2009 As Initial Jobless Claims Tumble

The paradoxical divergence between the government's data on initial jobless claims, which in just over half an hour is expected to print at or close to another multi-decade low, and the actual number of layoff announcements by employers...Show More Summary

Succinct Summation of Week’s Events 4.29.16

Succinct Summation of Week’s Events for the week ending April 29, 2016: Positives: 1) Initial jobless claims totaled 257k, 2k less than expected and off last week’s 248k which was the lowest since 1973. The 4 week average moves downShow More Summary

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