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Jobless Claims Rise Along With Concerns Over Recession

Posted 11.15.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON - The number of Americans filing new claims for jobless benefits rose unexpectedly last week in a sign concerns about a weak economy were s...

Applications For Unemployment Benefits Rise

Posted 09.20.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (Lucia Mutikani) - New claims for unemployment benefits rose more than expected last week, a government report showed on Thursday, pointing...

New Jobless Claims Fall Less Than Expected

Posted 08.02.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (Lucia Mutikani) - New claims for unemployment benefits fell less than expected last week, according to a government report on Thursday tha...

Jobless Claims Rising

Posted 07.26.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (Glenn Somerville)- New claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly climbed to 424,000 last week from a revised 414,000 in the prior week...

Jobless Claims Down As Labor Market Could Be Picking Up

Posted 07.19.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON - The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell more than expected last week, offering hope the labor market rec...

Lila Shapiro

U.S. Economy Continues To Add Jobs, Just Not The Right Kind

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 07.06.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- With Friday's relatively encouraging unemployment data, the United States has officially added to its workforce for 14 consecutive months....

Jobless Claims Rise To Highest Level Since January, Report Shows

Posted 06.28.2011 | Business

New U.S. claims for unemployment benefits surprisingly rose last week to their highest level since January in a sign an anticipated recovery in labor ...

Initial Jobless Claims Fall Slightly, But Remain Above 400,000

Posted 06.21.2011 | Business

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell last week but held above the key 400,000 level, hinting at some loss of momen...

Jobless Claims Continue To Drop

Posted 06.07.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON - New U.S. claims for unemployment benefits fell slightly more than expected last week, according to a government report on Thursday that p...

Jobless Claims Fall To Lowest Level Since July 2008

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

(Reuters) - New U.S. claims for unemployment benefits fell as expected last week, with the four-week moving average dropping to its lowest level in mo...

Trade Deficit Widens On Oil Spike; Jobless Claims Up

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

(AP) A surge in oil prices helped push imports up at the fastest pace in 18 years in January, giving the country the largest trade deficit in six mont...

Jobless Claims Hit Lowest Level In 2.5 Years

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week to touch their lowest level in more than 2-1/2 years, a govern...

Jobless Claims Rise Again

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New U.S. claims for unemployment benefits rose more than expected last week, according to a government report on Thursday that ...

Lila Shapiro

Economy Still 'Treading Water,' Despite Fall In Jobless Claims

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

It's a classic good news-bad news situation. Last week, the number of Americans filing new unemployment claims fell to a two-year low. But while h...

Jobless Claims Hit Lowest Level In More Than 2 Years

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New U.S. claims for unemployment benefits dropped more than expected last week to touch their lowest point in 2-1/2 years, a go...

How A New Jobless Era Will Transform America

The Atlantic | Don Peck | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

HOW SHOULD WE characterize the economic period we have now entered? After nearly two brutal years, the Great Recession appears to be over, at least te...

Snowstorms Take Big Toll On Unemployment Claims

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New U.S. claims for jobless benefits surged last week as snowstorms in some parts of the country kept workers at home, but the ...

Jobless Claims Jump, Wholesale Food Costs Surge

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (By Pedro Nicolaci da Costa) - Jobless claims jumped to their highest level since October last week while food and energy costs lifted prod...

Lila Shapiro

For The Jobless, Cold Comfort In Improving Economy

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

New York -- This week, the economy flashed multiple signs of improvement, from encouragingly brisk expansion on the factory floor to a slowdown in lay...

Lila Shapiro

Why The Job Market Recovery Will Be 'Cruelly Uneven'

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Although new claims for unemployment benefits rose slightly last week, it's been a week of good news for economic recovery: manufacturing orders are u...

Market Shifts to the Turkey Trot

Dan Dorfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Dorfman

The Christmas holiday season is often a harbinger of happy events, but only partly this past week, which for investors turned out to be a week of gobblydegook.

Lost Your Job? Get Lost!

Jeffrey Shaffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeffrey Shaffer

Here's a blunt message for millions of Americans who have lost their jobs and had no success finding a new one: You don't have a problem; you are the problem.

'Help Wanted': The Sign Wall Street Really Wants To See

DailyFinance | DAN BURROWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

That's because traders and investors are just plain confused, Polcari says, as bulls and bears try to square the sharp recovery in corporate profits w...

A New Idea for President Obama: Do What You Said You Would Do

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

At a town hall discussion on jobs and the economy yesterday, President Barack Obama said he was looking for new ideas to help create jobs and expand e...

Can't Get A Job? Better Get Used To It

Diane Tucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Diane Tucker

WASHINGTON D.C. -- "Joblessness is here to stay. One current assessment rates the chances a laid-off worker will ever regain his or her income level a...