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What We're Reading: The Good Friday edition

Items Tagged with 'Jobless claims'


Jobless claims remain at 7-year low

41% lower than same week last year
April 17, 2014
The 4-week moving average of unemployment claims is 312,000, which is the lowest since October 2007.
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Jobless claims fall to lowest level since 2007

Down 2 million from last year
April 10, 2014
This marks the lowest number of unemployment claims since the 297,000 claims in the week of May 12, 2007.
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Jobless claims drop to four-month low

Initial claims lower than expectations
March 27, 2014
The number of initial jobless claims – those applying for the first-time for unemployment benefits – fell 10,000 to 311,000 last week, which is the lowest number in four months, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
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Continuing jobless claims rise to 2-month high

Initial jobless claims rise to 320K
March 20, 2014
Continuing jobless claims rose the most in two months, coming in well above analyst expectations for the eighth week in a row, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.
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3 signs the economy is in a quagmire

And just when things started to look up
March 6, 2014
A series of economic indicators and events this week suggest a continued weakness in the U.S. economy and trouble for the housing industry despite an uptick in consumer confidence.
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ADP: February job growth weak

Initial jobless claims are up, too
March 5, 2014
U.S. companies added just 139,000 jobs in February, well below expectations, according to figures from Automatic Data Processing Inc.
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Recovery questioned as jobless claims jump

CBO revises economic outlook downward
February 27, 2014
Things aren’t looking good for the labor market or for the economy in general, at least if you read deep into two reports from the federal government this week.
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Jobless claims back above 8-month average

Weather or not, hiring is stalling
February 13, 2014
This week's 339,000 initial jobless claims bring the jobless claims average back above the eight-month average high.
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4 signs that things are much worse than you're being told

GDP, jobless claims, pending home sales - it's just not pretty out there
January 30, 2014
Everyone from the Fed to mainstream media are pushing the narrative that the economy is definitely in recovery mode. Everyone is wrong.
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Jobless claims rise by 1,000 filings

January 23, 2014
Jobless claims edged slightly higher for the week ending Jan. 18, rising by 1,000 filings to 326,000 claims, the latest U.S. Department of Labor report found.
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