US Jobless Claims Hit Lowest Level Since 1969

March 1, 2018

The number of Americans filing new applications for unemployment benefits fell last week to the lowest level since December 1969, offering fresh evidence of health in the labor market. Initial jobless claims, a proxy for layoffs across the […]

US Weekly Jobless Claims Rebound from Near 45-Year Lows

February 15, 2018

The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits rebounded from a near 45-year low last week, but remained below a level that is associated with a tightening labor market. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased […]

Walmart Hikes Minimum Wage, Announces Layoffs on Same Day

January 11, 2018

Walmart on Thursday said it will raise entry-level wages for US hourly employees to $11 an hour in February as it benefits from last month’s major corporate tax cut and on the same day said it will shut stores and lay off thousands of workers. The world’s […]

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