Jobless claims hit lowest level in 2 months

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell more than expected and hit a three-month low. week of aid fell 8,000 to 2.91 million in the week ended February 22. That was.

WASHINGTON, Sept 6 (Reuters) – The number of Americans filing new claims for jobless benefits fell last week to its lowest level in a month, an upbeat signal for a labor market that has struggled.

Washington: The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits rose more than expected last week, hitting the highest level in five months. claims report, while prices for U.S. government.

The less volatile four-week moving average hit its lowest point since November 3, 1973, falling 3,750 to 244,250. New claims for jobless benefits can be used to gauge the prevalence of layoffs in the US economy and the overall health of labor markets.

 · New jobless claims reverse a 2-week rising trend.. The Labor Department says weekly jobless claims dropped by 19,000 to 238,000, the lowest level in.

U.S. jobless claims hit five-month high, but layoffs low. showing planned layoffs by U.S.-based employers fell 12 percent in November to their lowest level this year. Initial claims for state.

The number of Americans claiming new unemployment benefits fell last week to the lowest level in nearly five decades. Dow Jones, a News Corp company.

New US claims for jobless benefits continued to fall at the start of February, hitting their lowest level in three months, the Labor Department reported Thursday.

Jobless claims hit 6-month high of 234,000 – government fine-tuning for Thanksgiving likely to blame. These so-called continuing claims are still near the lowest level since the early 1970s.

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New claims for US unemployment benefits fell sharply in early August, reaching their lowest weekly level in six months, according to Labor Department data released Thursday. The new figures.

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New claims are still near historic lows. Jobless claims rose by 37,000 from a revised 193,000 in the prior week, which marked the lowest level since 1969.

Jobless claims hit 17-month low. Emily Kaiser.. Claims fell to their lowest level since the week of July 19, 2008, and were below economists’ expectations for a rise to 460,000.

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