Jobless Claims Fall to Near 43-Year Low

January 5, 2017

Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped 28,000 to a seasonally adjusted 235,000 for the week ended December 31, the Labor Department said on Thursday. That was close to the 233,000 touched in mid-November, which was the lowest level since November 1973. […]

EPI: Why Unemployment Will Keep Dropping in 2017

January 4, 2017

“The economy has been steadily recovering from the 2007­–08 Great Recession and is expected to continue heading toward full employment in the next year or two,” writes Elise Gould for The Economic Policy Institute. “Many signs suggest that we are […]

Claims for Unemployment Benefits Fall to 254,000

December 15, 2016

Fewer Americans signed up for unemployment benefits last week, the second straight week that claims have declined. The Labor Department said Thursday that weekly claims for jobless benefits dropped by 4,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted […]

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