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Jobless claims inch higher for first week in September

4-week rolling average up above 300K benchmark
Trey Garrison
Jobless claims remain at low levels but are edging slightly higher. Initial claims rose 11,000 in the Sept. 6 week to 315,000, pulling up the 4-week average slightly to 304,000.
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Jobless claims drop to 8-year low

But it’s not all-positive news
Brena Swanson
Jobless claims plummeted by 19,000 filings to 284,000 for the week ended July 19, the lowest level for initial claims since Feb. 18, 2006. But it's what is hidden behind the numbers that is important to note.
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The unemployment rate keeps getting better

Level of insured unemployment reaches 7-year low
Ben Lane
Last week saw the advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment fall to 2,507,000. It hasn't been that low since June 30, 2007.
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Jobless claims continue downward trend

Maintain lowest level since 2007
Ben Lane
The four-week moving average for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment was 2,571,250, a decrease of 7,750 from the previous week's revised average. This is the lowest level for this average since October 27, 2007 when it was 2,561,750.
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Jobless claims maintain downward trend

Falls by 2,000 filings
Brena Swanson
Jobless claims continue to maintain a steady, downward trend, with unemployment filings for the week ended June 21 falling by 2,000 to 312,000.
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Jobless claims reverse course back down

Fall by 6,000 filings
Brena Swanson
The job market is looking up as unemployment claims dropped by 6,000 filings after a slight rise last week.
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Unemployment claims tick up by 4,000 filings

Still looks favorable
Brena Swanson
Jobless claims increased by 4,000 filings to 317,000 initial claims for the week ended June 7. So far, claims have remained steady the past two weeks, but on net, still look favorable.
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Jobless claims jump by 28,000 filings

Brena Swanson
Jobless claims increased by 28,000 filings to 326,000 for the week ended May 17, following favorable April numbers.
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Unemployment down almost half from this week last year

At lowest level since December 2007
Ben Lane
The total number of people claiming benefits in all programs for the week ending April 5 was 2,922,187. There were 5,065,908 people claiming benefits in all programs in the comparable week in 2013. That’s a drop of 2,143,721, or 42.3% from the same time last year.
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Jobless claims remain at 7-year low

41% lower than same week last year
Ben Lane
The 4-week moving average of unemployment claims is 312,000, which is the lowest since October 2007.
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