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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...

U.S. Jobless Claims Plunge To Five-Year Low

AP | CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER | Posted 05.02.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON -- The number of Americans seeking unemployment aid fell last week to seasonally adjusted 324,000, the lowest since January 2008. The drop ...

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...

Job Market's 'Encouraging News'

AP | CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER | Posted 03.26.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON -- The number of Americans seeking unemployment aid fell last week to the lowest level in five years, evidence that employers are cutting f...

More Good News For The Job Market

AP | By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER | Posted 03.19.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans seeking unemployment aid plummeted to a five-year low last week, a hopeful sign the job market may be impr...

Good News For Job Seekers

AP | CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER | Posted 02.26.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON -- The average number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits over the past month fell to the lowest level since March 2008, a sign th...

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...

Feds Accidentally Release Sensitive Data Early

AP | CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER | Posted 10.09.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Labor Department posted sensitive economic data on its website before Thursday's scheduled release time. A...

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 ...

California's Long-Term Unemployed Brace For Sudden End Of Benefits

AP | TRACIE CONE | Posted 05.06.2012 | Business

MERCED, Calif. -- With her anti-poverty budget stretched beyond its limits, Brenda Callahan-Johnson is braced for next Saturday: the day California's ...

Jobless Claims Fall In U.S. By Most In Nearly A Year

AP | CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER | Posted 07.03.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON — The number of people seeking unemployment benefits fell last week by the most in nearly a year. The figure was a hopeful sign that ...

Why The Jobs Recovery May Not Be A Slam Dunk

AP | CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER | Posted 06.19.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON — The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits suggests hiring is slowing. The Labor Department said Thursday that weekly...

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 ...

Jobless Claims Hit Lowest Level In Four Years

AP | CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER | Posted 03.29.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON -- The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits dropped last week to the lowest level in four years, adding to evidence that the...

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...

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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, ...

RECOVERING THE RECOVERY: A Good Sign For American Jobs

AP | CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER | Posted 04.17.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON — The number of people seeking unemployment benefits fell to the lowest point in almost four years last week, the latest signal that ...

A Sign The Hiring May Be Strong Enough To Lower The Jobless Rate

AP | CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER | Posted 04.10.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON — The number of people seeking unemployment aid neared a four-year low last week, a positive sign that strong hiring could continue i...

Jobless Claims Rose From Nearly Four-Year Low Last Week

AP | CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER | Posted 03.27.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON — The number of people seeking unemployment benefits rose last week to a seasonally adjusted 377,000, up from a nearly four-year low ...

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 co...

Jobless Claims Have Dropped 10 Percent Since January

AP | By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER | Posted 12.29.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- The long-suffering job market is ending the year better off than it began. The number of people applying for unemployment benefits each...