U.S. Jobless Claims Remained Low Last Week

U.S. Jobless Claims Remained Low Last Week

This post was originally published on this siteInitial jobless claims decreased to 229,000 last week as employers continued to avoid layoffs in a still-tight labor market.

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Higher Unemployment Rate Looms as the Fed Fights Inflation

Higher Unemployment Rate Looms as the Fed Fights Inflation

This post was originally published on this siteCentral-bank officials are beginning to signal that higher unemployment rates might be a necessary consequence of their efforts to damp inflation by raising interest rates.

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U.S. Jobless Claims Rise Above Prepandemic Average

U.S. Jobless Claims Rise Above Prepandemic Average

This post was originally published on this siteWorkers filed 229,000 jobless claims last week, the largest total since January, adding to signs the labor market could be cooling a bit.

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Economic Scorecard: Biggest Numbers May Not Be Best, for Now

Economic Scorecard: Biggest Numbers May Not Be Best, for Now

This post was originally published on this siteAs the Federal Reserve tries to rein in inflation without causing a recession, slower job creation and wage growth could be a plus.

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Jobless Claims Dropped Last Week, Remain Near Historic Lows

Jobless Claims Dropped Last Week, Remain Near Historic Lows

This post was originally published on this siteInitial jobless claims, a proxy for layoffs, decreased to 210,000 last week and remain near 2019 prepandemic levels, when the job market was also historically tight.

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U.S. Job Growth Was Sturdy in April, Economists Forecast

U.S. Job Growth Was Sturdy in April, Economists Forecast

This post was originally published on this siteEconomists estimate the U.S. economy posted a payroll gain of 400,000 in April, despite rising interest rates, jittery stock markets and growing fears of a slowdown.

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Workers Are Winning the Return-to-Office War Because They’re Right

Workers Are Winning the Return-to-Office War Because They’re Right

This post was originally published on this siteThe deepening clash between knowledge workers and companies is more than just a struggle over commuting and convenience. It is a clash over the meaning of work.

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Transformed Labor Market Puts Odds of Being Laid Off at Historic Lows

Transformed Labor Market Puts Odds of Being Laid Off at Historic Lows

This post was originally published on this siteNew claims for unemployment benefits are trending at their lowest levels since 1968, underscoring few layoffs in the tightest labor market in half a century.

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Jobless claims rise after hitting lowest level since 1968

Jobless claims rise after hitting lowest level since 1968

This post was originally published on this siteNew weekly applications for jobless aid rose last week after reaching the lowest level since 1968, according to data released Thursday by the Labor Department. In the week ending April 9, seasonally adjusted initial claims for unemployment insurance totaled 185,000, up 18,000 from...

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Jobless claims fall to 166K, lowest level since 1968

Jobless claims fall to 166K, lowest level since 1968

This post was originally published on this site New weekly claims for unemployment insurance fell to the lowest level since 1968 at the end of March, according to data released Thursday by the Labor Department. In the week ending April 2, the seasonally adjusted total of new claims for jobless...

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