WASHINGTON — New U.S. claims for jobless benefits hit a seven-month low last week, while permits for future home construction rebounded strongly last month, bolstering views the economy was gaining traction. Initial claims for state …
WASHINGTON - The tally of newly laid-off workers seeking unemployment benefits fell unexpectedly for the fifth straight week, a hopeful sign that the job market is slowly improving. Still, claims remain above the levels that most analysts …
The Nebraska Department of Labor announced on Friday that for the first time in Nebraska, everyone who files a weekly unemployment insurance claim starting Sunday, December 2 will do so online. Online filing replaces an automated …
WASHINGTON (AP) — New claims for unemployment benefits dipped for the fourth straight week, a sign the job market is improving at a slow but steady pace. Employers, encouraged by a recovering economy, are hiring again. But they are …
It took a month before the state Employment Development Department said it got a handle on about 124,000 backlogged unemployment benefits claim after a computer upgrade inadvertently halted payments. Now another problem: …
WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans collecting unemployment benefits fell last week to the lowest level since Richard Nixon was president. THE NUMBERS: The Labor Department said Thursday that claims for jobless aid …
Thursday's reports that unemployment claims are edging downward take on a slightly different ... Reasons to disqualify claimants were expanded, and barriers to securing benefit eligibility were either created or increased, seemingly with …
Those seeking unemployment benefits for the first time or trying to reopen an existing account can now use an online system to initiate a claim, according to State Labor Commissioner Scott D. Jackson. The system started last week …
The number of first-time claims for unemployment benefits rose nationally for the second ... Ohio followed the national trend. George Zeller, a Cleveland economic research analyst, said the state's numbers are alarming because they …
New claims for US unemployment benefits tumbled last week, suggesting an easing in layoffs, official data showed Thursday on the eve of highly anticipated June labor data. The Labor Department reported 374,000 jobless claims were …