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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, underscoring the economy's enduring strength. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped 9,000 to a seasonally …
International Business Times · 12/24/2014
Jobless claims are a closely watched gauge of the labor market ... The total number of people receiving unemployment benefits fell to 2.4 million in the week ended Sept. 6, the most recent data available, the Labor Department said. It was the lowest ...
Los Angeles Times · ByJim Puzzanghera · 9/18/2014
Conservative Party claims unemployment in some areas fell by up to 60% are based on "wrong data", it is claimed. Benefit claimant counts rather than official unemployment statistics have been used by some Tory candidates. A research historian said the ...
BBC · 4/24/2015
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Yesterday's jobless claims report showed increases to both initial and continued unemployment claims as initial claims trended well below the closely watched 400K level. Seasonally adjusted “initial” unemployment claims rose by 5,000 to 333,000 ...
The Christian Science Monitor · 8/9/2013
The U.S. economy continues to churn out mixed messages. The retail sales number on Wednesday was an outright dud. Sales in April were flat month-over-month, against expectations for a 0.2-percent gain. With that, sales are now down to flat in four of …
seeitmarket.com · 5/14/2015
About 374,000 people filed for their first week of unemployment benefits last week, the largest one-week rise since November 2012. First-time claims for unemployment benefits suddenly jumped last week, marking the biggest one-week rise since Superstorm ...
CNN Money · 10/10/2013
Rules for filling a claim vary from state to state, and some workers may have to wait longer than others to receive payment. Washington (CNN) - The number of furloughed federal government workers applying for unemployment assistance is continuing to rise ...
CNN Politics · ByLaura Koran · 10/15/2013
For the first time in two months, the Labor Department reported the number of unemployment claims rose 12,000, bringing the total to a seasonally adjusted 290,000, ending November 8. Compared to this time last year, unemployment claims were 15% …
breakingfinancenews.com · 11/13/2014
The state labor department says first-time claims for unemployment insurance in Louisiana for the week ending May 9 increased to 2,838 from the previous week’s total of 2,498. For the comparable week a year earlier, there were 2,209 initial claims ...
The Advocate · 5/23/2015
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – The state agency that handles unemployment claims for millions of Californians says it has hired nearly 500 new employees to process claims since Gov. Jerry Brown’s administration ordered it last year to beef up customer …
CBS Sacramento · 3/5/2015