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US jobless claims reach a pandemic low as economy recovers

The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell last week to 310,000, a pandemic low and a sign that the surge in COVID-19 cases caused by the delta variant has yet to lead to widespread layoffs.
3 months ago|Washington, United States

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US jobless claims reach a pandemic low as economy recovers

The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell last week to 310,000, a pandemic low and a sign that the surge in COVID-19 cases caused by the delta variant has yet to lead to widespread layoffs. Thursday’s report from the Labor Department showed that jobless claims dropped from a revised total of 345,000 the week before. On Wednesday, the Federal Reserve reported that U.S. economic activity “downshifted” in July and August, in par…

3 months ago|Los Angeles, United States
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U.S. weekly jobless claims near 18

WASHINGTON - The number of Americans filing new claims for jobless benefits fell last week to the lowest level in nearly 18 months, offering more evidence that job growth was being hindered by labor shortages rather than cooling demand for workers. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped 35,000 to a seasonally adjusted 310,000 for the week ended Sept. 4, the Labor

3 months ago|United Kingdom
Washington Times
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U.S. jobless claims reach a pandemic low as economy recovers

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell last week to 310,000, a pandemic low and a sign that the surge in COVID-19 cases caused by the delta variant has yet to lead to widespread layoffs.Thursday’s report from the Labor Department showed that jobless claims dropped ...

3 months ago|Washington, United States
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US jobless claims reach a pandemic low as economy recovers

The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell sharply last week to 310,000, a pandemic low and a sign that the surge in COVID-19 cases caused by the delta variant has yet to lead to widespread layoffs

3 months ago|United States
CNBC
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U.S. jobless claims total 310,000 below 335,000 estimate

Initial filings for unemployment benefits were expected to total 335,000 for the week ended Sept. 4.

3 months ago|United States
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US jobless claims reach a pandemic low as economy recovers

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell last week to 310,000, a pandemic low and a sign that the surge in COVID-19 cases caused by the delta variant has yet to lead to widespread layoffs.

3 months ago|United States
IBTimes
IBTimesC

Weekly Jobless Claims Reach New Low But Continuing Claims Worse Than Forecast

The U.S. Labor Department’s weekly job report shows that initial unemployment claims dropped to 310,000 filings, a new pandemic low that has been touted as proof of the U.S. economy’s continuing...

3 months ago|United States
Washington Examiner
Washington ExaminerR

Jobless claims fall to fresh pandemic low

This April 22, 2014, file photo shows an employment application form on a table during a job fair at Columbia-Greene Community College in Hudson, N.Y. The Labor Department released its weekly report on applications for unemployment benefits on Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016. Slightly more Americans sought unemployment benefits during the previous week, but the overall levels still remain near historic lows in a positive sign for the job market. …

3 months ago|Washington, United States
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US jobless claims reach a pandemic low as economy recovers

By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell sharply last week to 310,000, a pandemic low and a sign that the surge in COVID-19 cases caused by the delta variant has yet to lead to widespread layoffs. Thursday’s report from the Labor Department showed that jobless

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US Jobless Benefit Claims Drop to New Pandemic Low

First-time claims for U.S. unemployment compensation during the 18-month coronavirus pandemic hit a new low last week for the second straight week, the Labor Department reported Thursday.  A total of 310,000 jobless workers filed for assistance, down 35,000 from the revised figure of the week before. The figures for the last month have been the lowest since the pandemic swept through the U.S. in March 2020 but remain above the 218,000 average in…

3 months ago|United States
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C 50%
R 17%
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Star Advertiser
Star Tribune
Japan Today
Bloomberg
SF Gate
Politico
Las Vegas Sun
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CNBC
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WGN 9
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