December 9, 2021

Jobless Claims Fall, Suggesting Early End of Enhanced Benefits Is Working

Continuing claims for unemployment benefits fell for the second week in a row in the week ended July 3, suggesting that efforts to get Americans back to work by bringing enhanced benefits to an early end have been effective. Continuing claims, which are claims made after the initial filing for jobless benefits, fell by 126,000,…

Jobless Claims Unexpectedly Climb Higher to 373,000

MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images New claims for unemployment benefits rose last week, the Department of Labor said Thursday. Initial jobless claims climbed to 373,000 for the week ended July 3. Economists polled by Econoday had estimated 353,000 new claims after last week’s initial estimate of 364,000. The prior week’s claims were revised up to…

GOP Montana Governor Offers Get Back to Work Bonuses, Cancels Federal Jobless Programs

The Republican governor in Montana is tackling the labor shortage because people are collecting unemployment checks that pay more than their jobs by offering $1,200 “return to work” bonuses. Gov. Greg Gianforte announced Tuesday that the state would be the first in the country to opt out of federal unemployment benefit programs and put in…

Despite Initial Claims Drop, the Total Number of Americans on Jobless Benefits Jumped to Nearly 19 Million

Despite a decline in initial claims for unemployment benefits under state-run programs, the total number of Americans receiving some form of unemployment compensation rose 733,862 to nearly 19 million, data from the Department of Labor showed Thursday. Both new claims and ongoing claims in traditional unemployment programs dropped on a seasonally adjusted basis, according to Thursday’s…

Jobless Claims Plunge by More than Expected to Near 49 Year Low.

The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits fell by more than expected last week Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped 8,000 to a seasonally adjusted 207,000 for the week ended Sept. 29, the Labor Department said Thursday. Hurricane Florence, which hit North Carolina and South Carolina last month, affected claims, according to the […]

US weekly jobless claims drop to near 49-year low.

      A job seeker speaks with recruiters from The Home Depot at a Recruit Military veterans job fair in Cleveland. Luke Sharrett | Bloomberg | Getty Images The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week. Claims hit their lowest level in nearly 49 years and pointed to robust labor market conditions. […]

Booming: Jobless Claims Hit Lowest Level Since the Nixon Administration – VIDEO

Tax reform may not be generating the drumbeat of positive headlines that it once was, but the progress and successes it has created continue to pile up.  Walgreens has affirmed a $100 million investment in raising employees’ wages thanks to the GOP-passed law, as McDonald’s unveils new education benefits, also to the tune of nine […]

U.S. Jobless Claims Hit Lowest Level Since 1969.

WASHINGTON—The number of Americans filing new applications for unemployment benefits fell last week to the lowest level since December 1969, offering fresh evidence of health in the labor market. Initial jobless claims, a proxy for layoffs across the U.S., declined by 10,000 to a seasonally adjusted 210,000 in the week ended Feb. 24, the Labor […]

Fewer Blacks, Hispanics Go Jobless Under Trump.

More black and Hispanic Americans are getting jobs on President Donald Trump’s watch, the latest employment numbers show, although critics accuse him of ignoring such minority populations. The White House, not surprisingly, is happy to tout the results. Unemployment among blacks declined from 8 percent one year ago to 7.3 percent in November, according to […]

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