WASHINGTON (Glenn Somerville)- New claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly climbed to 424,000 last week from a revised 414,000 in the prior week, pointing to a painfully slow improvement in the nation's job markets. The Labor …
WASHINGTON — More people applied for unemployment benefits last week, evidence that layoffs are rising and the job market is weak. Applications for unemployment benefits rose by 10,000 to a seasonally adjusted 418,000, the Labor …
WASHINGTON, May 16— The number of people filing their first claims for unemployment benefits rose a slight 4,000 in the week ended May 4, to 459,000, the Labor Department said today. While the small increase was a sign the job …
New unemployment numbers are due out tomorrow and right now Florida’s unemployment rate is well above the national average at 6.6 percent. The state has already paid a billion dollars in unemployment benefits and the …
The number of initial unemployment claims in the Savannah Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes Chatham, Bryan and Effingham counties, has increased more percentage-wise in Savannah than in any other part of the state, the …
O'Connor said the state normally receives 2,500 to 3,500 claims a year from individuals who have left the federal payroll. In most cases, workers signing up for unemployment benefits are required to enroll in work-search programs and to …
American workers filed the fewest unemployment claims in 42 years last week, a sign that the labor market remains healthy despite a slower pace of hiring over the past couple of months. Weekly applications for unemployment
Unemployment in South Dakota has leveled off, but significantly more people are still receiving benefits than before the recession started. State figures show 4,885 people receiving unemployment checks the last week of May, compared …
A U.S. Department of Labor report released Thursday showed a 19-month low in jobless workers filing new claims for unemployment benefits in New Jersey, a report on NorthJersey.com said. New claims fell by 2,500 to 9,273 in the …
New claims for unemployment insurance are one of the highest-frequency economic indicators we have — that is, the data come in early and often, giving a quicker read than things like employment numbers and unemployment rates. …