weekly jobless claims »

  • H.S. Borji

    The number of Americans filing for first-time unemployment benefits rose unexpectedly last week, as employers laid off seasonal workers after the holidays. US jobless claims climbed 19,000 to 316,000 in the week ended January 10, the Labor Department reported today in Washington. A median estimate of economists called for weekly jobless claims to fall to

  • H.S. Borji

    The number of Americans filing for first-time unemployment benefits declined for the fourth consecutive week last week, underscoring the labour market’s broad recovery in the final stretch of the year. US jobless claims declined faster than forecast in the week ended December 20, falling 9,000 to a seasonally adjusted 280,000, the Labor Department reported today