Applications for US Unemployment Benefits Drop 13,000

November 22, 2017

The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits fell for the first time in three weeks, pushing total applications down to a low of 239,000. The four-week average, which smooths out volatility, rose by 1,250 to 239,750. […]

US Weekly Requests for Jobless Aid Fell to a Low 229,000

November 2, 2017

The Labor Department said Thursday that applications for jobless aid fell 5,000 to a seasonally adjusted 229,000 last week. The four-week average, a less volatile measure, dropped to a 44-year low of 232,500. The four-week average was previously […]

US Job Openings Slip in August Yet Remain Near Record High

October 11, 2017

US employers are advertising near-record levels of job openings, though the total slipped in August from July. Job openings fell 0.9 percent in August to just under 6.1 million, the Labor Depart-ment said Wednesday, from 6.14 million in the previous […]

Hurricanes Hurt Hiring Data But Wages Way Up

October 6, 2017

The September employment report was disrupted by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Harvey caused extensive flooding in the Hous-ton area, while Irma impacted most of Florida and, worse for the employment data, hit during the survey reference week. […]

Claims for US Jobless Aid Rise by 12,000 to 272,000

September 28, 2017

The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits rose by 12,000 last week to 272,000 as Florida continued to absorb the economic impact of Hurricane Irma. The Labor Department said Thursday that the less-volatile four-week […]

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