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  • Initial unemployment claims over past month at lowest level since 2007

    Initial unemployment claims over past month at lowest level since 2007
    Despite a modest increase last week in initial claims for unemployment benefits, the average during the past month was the lowest since 2007 in a positive sign ahead of Friday's jobs report. First-time jobless claims rose to 312,000 in the week ended...
  • Jobless claims rise modestly but remain low

    Jobless claims rise modestly but remain low
    Jobless claims rose modestly last week but remained low, indicating that the labor market is continuing to grow at a solid pace. The number of people filing for first-time unemployment benefits increased to 317,000 in the week ended Saturday, up from...
  • Economy was hit harder by severe winter than initially feared

    Economy was hit harder by severe winter than initially feared
    The economy stumbled badly during the severe winter, much more than first estimated, according to a government report, and stalled a recovery that appeared poised to take off this year. Economists, however, see the quarterly drop more as a delay in...
  • Weekly jobless claims jump to 326,000 after hitting seven-year low

    Initial jobless claims jumped by 28,000 after hitting a seven-year low, but remained at a level consistent with moderate labor market growth, according to government figures released Thursday. About 326,000 people filed for unemployment benefits for the...
  • Chief of state unemployment insurance program gets back to basics

    Chief of state unemployment insurance program gets back to basics
    It's "back-to-basics" time at the state unemployment insurance program, where a new director, more staff and fewer computer problems are reviving a troubled agency. Although the Employment Development Department's many critics are taking a wait-and-...
  • A push for extended unemployment benefits

    A push for extended unemployment benefits
    Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger wants jobless Marylanders whose unemployment checks have run out to send him their stories and photos as he and other Democrats push for a House vote on extended benefits. "Over the past four months, I've heard from...
  • U.S. jobless claims drop after three weeks of increases

    U.S. jobless claims drop after three weeks of increases
    Initial jobless claims fell last week, a welcoming sign for the labor market after a few weeks where applications inched up. The number of first-time claims for unemployment benefits dropped to 319,000 last week, a decrease of 26,000 from the week...
  • Jobless claims edge up, but 4-week average falls to prerecession level

    Jobless claims edge up, but 4-week average falls to prerecession level
    Initial jobless claims over the previous month hit their lowest level since the start of the Great Recession, indicating the labor market might be nearing a return to normal. The number of people filing for first-time unemployment benefits rose slightly...
  • GOP congressman's lonely fight to revive jobless benefits

    Not far from once-booming Atlantic City, here's what the end of federal unemployment insurance looks like in a tattered community where the jobless rate is still almost twice the national average. A solitary Republican congressman stands in the...
  • Weekly jobless claims surprisingly jump to two-month high of 344,000

    Weekly jobless claims surprisingly jump to two-month high of 344,000
    First-time unemployment claims surprisingly jumped last week to a two-month high of 344,000, a downbeat sign ahead of Friday's jobs report. The number of people filing for initial jobless benefits was up from the previous week's revised figure of 330,...
  • Percentage of Americans lacking insurance drops in January

    Percentage of Americans lacking insurance drops in January
    The percentage of Americans who say they lack health insurance ticked down slightly in January, according to new data that appear to reflect the first effects of President Obama’s health law. Gallup, which has regularly tracked Americans’...