US Unemployment Benefits Drop 19,000 to 238,000

May 4, 2017

The Labor Department says weekly jobless claims dropped by 19,000 to 238,000, the lowest level in three weeks. The less volatile four-week average edged up by 750 to 243,000. Overall, 1.96 million Americans are collecting unemployment benefits […]

US Employers Posted More Jobs in January; Quitting Jumped

March 16, 2017

“The pattern is consistent with the trend in employment growth remaining strong—more than strong enough to keep the unemployment rate trending down,” said Jim O’Sullivan, chief US economist at High Frequency Economics, in a note to clients. […]

US Weekly Jobless Claims Rise Less Than Expected

February 16, 2017

The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits increased less than expected last week, a sign that the labor market was continuing to tighten. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits rose 5,000 to a seasonally adjusted […]

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