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U.S. Jobless Claims Fall, Continuing Claims Hit Lowest Mark Since 2000

Reuters | Posted 06.04.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON, June 4 (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell slightly more than expected last week, point...

Mark Gongloff

Jobless Claims Hit 6-Month High

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Gongloff | Posted 12.10.2013 | Business

While we're all focused on whether or not Congress will raise the debt ceiling in time to avoid a nightmarish government default, the government shutd...

Jobless Claims Rise To 4-Month High

Reuters | Lucia Mutikani | Posted 06.04.2013 | Business

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose to its highest level in four months last week, suggesting the labor market re...

Dow Closes At Another High

Reuters | Posted 03.07.2013 | Business

* Dow hits third straight intraday record high * Financials strongest sector on day, BofA gains * Jobless claims unexpectedly fell last week ...

Stocks Post Biggest Two-Day Drop Since November

Reuters | Posted 04.23.2013 | Business

* Stocks post biggest two-day drop since November * Initial jobless claims rise, Philly Fed well below forecasts * Euro...

Good News About The Job Market

Reuters | Posted 01.01.2013 | Money

WASHINGTON, Nov 1 (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell last week, a sign the labor market's slow rec...

Jobless Claims Fall To Near Four-Year Low

Reuters | Posted 09.25.2012 | Money

WASHINGTON, July 26 (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing new claims for jobless benefits fell last week to near a four-year low, a hopeful sig...

The Jobs Crisis Still Isn't Over

Reuters | Posted 08.14.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON, June 14 (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly rose last week, government data on ...

WATCH: Colbert Mocks Fox News' Unemployment Coverage

Posted 04.06.2012 | Comedy

Jobless claims may have fallen to a four-year low, but that's no cause for celebration. Stephen Colbert knows that, but he was shocked to learn that ...

Economy Scores Passing Grade, Today Anyway

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 03.01.2012 | Business

President Obama has bet a second term on selling an economic comeback. A big truckload of economic data released today suggests he's not losing that b...

Mark Gongloff

Actually Not Terrible Economic News Drives Stocks To Fresh Highs

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Gongloff | Posted 02.16.2012 | Business

If yesterday's economic numbers were tasty but small potatoes, today's are a little more like a balanced meal. This morning's batch of economic data, ...

Weekly Jobless Claims Plunge To Near Four-Year Low

Reuters | Posted 03.20.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New U.S. applications for unemployment benefits dropped to a near four-year low last week, a government report on Thursday show...

Key Joblessness Indicator Gives Reason For Optimism

Posted 01.05.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON - New claims for unemployment benefits fell by 15,000 last week in the latest sign the labor market was improving and could help the countr...

Economy Heating Up, or False Alarm?

Michael Farr | Posted 02.20.2012 | Business
Michael Farr

Optimism over the economic recovery has increased over the past week as several economic indicators have come in better than expected.

Wall Street Job Cuts May Hurt National Labor Market

Posted 12.22.2011 | Business

As Wall Street traders cheered positive jobs data on Thursday, they seemed to ignore layoffs and bonus cuts on their own trading floors that will hurt...

Jobless Claims Drop To Lowest Level In More Than Three Years

Posted 12.22.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON - New claims for unemployment benefits dropped last week to its lowest in more than 3-1/2 years, suggesting the labor market recovery was g...

Arthur Delaney

Republicans To The Unemployed: Pee In This Cup

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 12.16.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- During a debate on the floor of the House of Representatives this week, Rep. Tom Reed (R-N.Y.) suggested the unemployed can't find jobs ...

U.S. Jobless Claims Drop To Lowest Level In Three And A Half Years

Posted 12.15.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON - New U.S. claims for unemployment benefits dropped to a 3-1/2 year low last week, a government report showed on Thursday, suggesting the l...

Jobless Claims Hit 9-Month Low

Posted 12.08.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON - New claims for unemployment benefits dropped to a nine-month low last week, a government report showed on Thursday, suggesting the labor ...

Jobless Claims Fall To Lowest Level Since First Week Of April

Posted 01.10.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New U.S. claims for unemployment benefits declined for the second straight week, to the lowest level since the first week of Ap...

Falling Number Of Jobless Claims Suggests Modest Improvement In Labor Market

Posted 01.03.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON - New U.S. claims for unemployment benefits fell below 400,000 last week for the first time in five weeks and a trend reading also edged lo...

Jobs, Jobs, Jobs, Stupid

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 12.21.2011 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

"The Economy Stupid" were the words on the now famous sign in successful presidential candidate Bill Clinton's 1992 war room. Today, that sign should be in the war rooms of all candidates.

Jobless Claims At Lowest Monthly Average In Half A Year

Posted 12.20.2011 | Business

New claims for unemployment benefits fell last week and a gauge of labor market trends hit a six-month low, a government report showed on Thursday, po...

Small Business Borrowing Makes Big Month-By-Month Jump: PayNet

Posted 12.03.2011 | Business

CHICAGO (Ann Saphir) - Borrowing by small U.S. businesses jumped in August, a bright spot in an economy whose weaknesses are so pronounced that the Fe...

The World's Most Attractive Employers

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 11.29.2011 | Business

Of all companies in the world, it's Google that most often holds the enviable title of dream employer. Based on the opinions of 160,000 job seeker...