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  • Initial jobless claims jumped last week to near 350,000

    Initial jobless claims jumped last week to near 350,000
    WASHINGTON -- Initial jobless claims surprisingly jumped last week to near 350,000 but remained at a level consistent with moderate labor market growth. The number of people filing for first-time unemployment benefits rose to 348,000, up sharply from...
  • Fitch puts U.S. credit rating on downgrade watch over debt fight

    Fitch puts U.S. credit rating on downgrade watch over debt fight
    WASHINGTON -- Fitch Ratings on Tuesday put the U.S. AAA credit rating on watch for a potential downgrade because of the standoff over raising the nation's debt limit. The company said it still believed the debt limit would be raised soon, but the...
  • 5 things you need to know about California's November jobs report

    5 things you need to know about California's November jobs report
    California employers added a net 44,300 jobs in November, posting strong job growth toward the end of the year, according to data from the state’s Employment Development Department.  The surge in hiring was largely in retail trade, part of the...
  • Weekly unemployment claims hold steady near two-month low

    WASHINGTON -- Initial jobless claims held roughly steady last week at nearly a  two-month low, pointing toward moderate labor market growth, federal officials said Thursday. There were 326,000 people who filed for first-time unemployment benefits in the...
  • Initial jobless claims rise to 336,000, but remain low

    Initial jobless claims rise to 336,000, but remain low
    WASHINGTON -- Initial jobless claims rose more than expected last week, to 336,000, but remained near their lowest level since 2007. The number of people filing for first-time unemployment benefits was up from the previous week's revised figure of 323,...
  • Weekly jobless claims drop to 336,000, near pre-shutdown level

    Weekly jobless claims drop to 336,000, near pre-shutdown level
    WASHINGTON -- Initial jobless claims dropped for the fourth straight week after spiking because of the partial federal government shutdown, the Labor Department said Thursday. About 336,000 people filed for unemployment benefits for the first time...
  • Weekly jobless claims disappoint at 339,000 after upward revision

    Weekly jobless claims disappoint at 339,000 after upward revision
    WASHINGTON -- Initial jobless claims were higher than expected last week at 339,000 and figures for the previous week were revised upward, the Labor Department said Thursday. Economists had expected the number of people filing for first-time...
  • To tap into N.Y. real estate, Zillow buys rival site StreetEasy

    To tap into N.Y. real estate, Zillow buys rival site StreetEasy
    The largest online real estate information site, Zillow Inc., said Monday it will purchase rival website  StreetEasy for $50 million to gain an edge in the New York housing market. The acquisition will allow Zillow to tap into StreetEasy's 1.2 million...
  • Illinois senators split in jobless aid extension vote

    Illinois senators split in jobless aid extension vote
    WASHINGTON — Illinois' two senators took opposing sides today as a measure to extend unemployment insurance benefits to the long-term unemployed passed a test vote in the Senate. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., voted yes and Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill.,...
  • State unemployment insurance programs in disrepair, report says

    State unemployment insurance programs in disrepair, report says
    A report released Tuesday by the National Employment Law Project blames chronic underfunding by the federal government for problems with states' unemployment insurance programs that include extensive backlogs and outdated, unreliable systems. State...
  • Some Californians still waiting for delayed unemployment checks

    Some Californians still waiting for delayed unemployment checks
    More than two days after the state's top labor official ordered all delayed unemployment benefits payments to be issued immediately, some Californians have yet to see their money posted to their bank accounts.  Some 124,000 Californians were expecting...