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U.S. jobless claims rose slightly to 234,000 last week

Slightly more people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, but jobless claims remained at historically low levels.


Jobless claims declined more than forecast last week

Filings for U.S. unemployment benefits dropped more than forecast last week, consistent with a robust labor market, a Labor Department report showed Thursday.


Jobless claims rise to 4-week high amid holiday

Filings for U.S. unemployment benefits rose to a four-week high last week, interrupting a run of subdued firings, a Labor Department report showed Thursday.


Fewer Americans than forecast file for unemployment insurance

Fewer Americans than forecast filed last week applications for unemployment benefits, underscoring a vibrant labor market.


Applications for jobless benefits rise less than forecast

Fewer Americans than forecast filed applications for unemployment benefits last week, showing a healthy job market at the start of 2017.


Jobless claims fall to eight-week low amid holidays

Filings for U.S. unemployment benefits declined to the lowest level in eight weeks, showing volatility typical around the holiday period.


Fewer Americans applied for jobless benefits last week

Fewer Americans sought unemployment benefits last week, a sign that employers are hanging on to workers despite a sluggish economy.


Jobless claims numbers suggest sluggish hiring

WASHINGTON — The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits suggests hiring is slowing. The Labor Department said Thursday that weekly applications dipped last week by 2,000 to a seasonally …


New claims for jobless benefits rise sharply

The number of people filing new claims for jobless benefits jumped last week after three straight declines, another sign that the pace of layoffs has not slowed.


Filing for unemployment not entirely online-friendly

BOISE – Idaho unemployment claims are running at high volume, with 45,000 active claims as of mid-June, thanks to the economic downturn and widespread layoffs, including those in the high-tech …


Jobless rate jumps to 7.2 percent in December

WASHINGTON — The nation’s unemployment rate bolted to 7.2 percent in December, the highest level in 16 years, as nervous employers slashed 524,000 jobs, capping one of the worst years …