Items Tagged with 'Jobless claims'


Jobless claims increase by 20,000

Highest level since February
The housing industry's focus continues to remain set on the labor market, as the latest jobless claims report posts filings increased in the week ending May 7. Jobs are in the spotlight since it’s a significant factor in whether or not the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates.
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Fewer people filing for unemployment

Jobless claims fall by 9,000 filings
The latest jobs report from the Department of Labor gives a positive forecast for the market. Although initial jobless claims inched higher the last several weeks, they are still holding near record lows. And the declines are predicted to continue.
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Jobless claims post highest reading since July 2015

Surpasses consensus expectations
Jobless claims increased to 293,000 filings for the week ending Jan. 16, surpassing an industry consensus of 275,000. In Econoday’s analysis of the report, it noted that while there were no special factors affecting the data, volatility in this series is not unusual at the start of the year.
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Jobless claims drop by 20,000 filings

Pulls down 4-week moving average
Jobless claims dropped by 20,000 filings, falling to 268,000 for the week ended March 28, pulling the 4-week average down an unusually steep 14,750 to 285,000.
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