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Market news – U.S Jobless claims rise more than expected!

Today Jobless Claims reported that claims for unemployment benefits rose more than expected last week, suggesting the labor market continues its struggle to regain momentum after two months of lower job growth. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 10,000 to aseasonally adjusted 418,000, the Labor Department said.    Economists polled by Reuters had forecast… read more

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Initial claims jumped 25,000 in the April 23 week to 429,000  above expectations (prior week revised 1,000 higher to 404,000). The Labor Department said layoffs in the auto sector were isolated and not a major factor. The four-week average rose a steep 9,250 to 408,500 and is nearly 15,000 above the month-ago level.… read more

Jobless Claims rise by 27,000 in April 9 week.

Released on 4/21/2011 for the week of 4/16/2011   Initial Jobless Claims rose by 27,000 dollars in the week of April 9th reaching a total of 412,000 claims.   Why should investors care? Jobless claims are a compilation of weekly unemployment insurance filings by individuals who are filing for the first time. The ebb and flow of these number… read more

Market News – Jobless claims drop last week

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer people applied for unemployment benefits last week, a sign that layoffs are dropping and employers may be hiring more workers. The Labor Department says the number of people seeking benefits dropped 10,000 to 382,000 in the week ending April 2. That’s the third drop in four weeks. The four-week average of applications, a less… read more

New U.S. Jobless claims fell last week.

WASHINGTON, March 24 (Reuters) – New U.S. claims for unemployment benefits fell as expected last week, with the four-week moving average dropping to its lowest level in more than 2-1/2 years, showing the labor market healing was becoming entrenched.    Initial claims for state unemployment benefits slipped 5,000 to a seasonally adjusted 382,000, the Labor Department said… read more

U.S. Jobless claims

WASHINGTON, March 10 (Reuters) – New U.S. claims for unemployment benefits rose more than expected last week, a government report showed on Thursday, but held below a key level associated with labor market recovery.    Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased26,000 to a seasonally adjusted 397,000, the Labor Department said, after falling to a 2-1/2… read more

Jobless rates dip to 8.9%

* Payrolls rise 192,000, private jobs up 222,000    * Jobless rate dips to 8.9 percent from 9 percent    * Average workweek steady at 34.2 hours, earnings edge up By Lucia Mutikani    WASHINGTON, March 4 (Reuters) – U.S. employers hired more workers in February than in any month since May last year and the unemployment rate… read more

Trading News – U.S. Jobless Claims rise.

Initial jobless claims for the February 12 week rose a steep 25,000 to 410,000. However, claims have been volatile in recent weeks. The latest jump followed a 34,000 drop the prior week and a 38,000 fall the week before that. Off and on severe winter weather has played a role in the volatility. The four-week… read more