Another 2.4M Workers File First-Time Jobless Claims
"The states may be opening back up, but the labor market is still closed for millions across America."
Jobless Claims Hit Record 22M Over Four Weeks
Weekly claims since the coronavirus shut down the economy now exceed the number of jobs added since the Great Recession.
Weekly Jobless Claims Soar to Record 6.64M
Job losses amid the coronavirus pandemic amount to "a staggering, sudden blow to American workers never seen before in the U.S. economy."
U.S. Weekly Jobless Claims Fall to 222,000
“The underlying trend in claims remains consistent with a strong labor market."
Weekly Jobless Claims Rise Slightly to 219,000
The data suggest “the labor market remains strong even as employers are becoming more cautious about hiring workers.”
Weekly Jobless Claims Unchanged at 245,000
Jobless applications have been confined to a range of 223,000 to 252,000 since mid-October, reflecting the strong labor market.
Jobless Claims Indicate Labor Market Strength
"All indications are that job creation remains solid, underscoring the resiliency of the nearly eight-year economic recovery."
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 Jobless Claims Rise Slightly to 247,000
The increase in the first week of 2017 was more than expected but claims "remain in a very constructive range."
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.
U.S. Goods Trade Deficit Rises 5.5% to $65.3B
The initial trade estimate for November suggests net trade "will again be a drag" on economic growth in the fourth quarter.