initial jobless claims
Weekly Jobless Claims Fall Slightly to 840,000
"Hanging around the 800k+ level is still not a good place to be, especially going into the winter."
Jobless Claims Fall Unexpectedly to 234,000
The latest weekly jobless data indicate companies are "attempting to retain their workers in a tight labor market."
Weekly Initial Jobless Claims Drop Sharply
“The level of claims is consistent with ongoing improvement in U.S. labor markets," an economist says of the data for the week ended Dec. 31.