Texas, Arizona Have Recovered All the Jobs Lost When Covid-19 Hit

Texas, Arizona Have Recovered All the Jobs Lost When Covid-19 Hit

This post was originally published on this siteThe two states along with Idaho and Utah ascended from pandemic depths, thanks to population growth and shifts by businesses and workers away from coastal urban areas.

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Jobless claims up 23K in first week of January

Jobless claims up 23K in first week of January

This post was originally published on this siteNew weekly claims for jobless benefits jumped by 23,000 during the first full week of January, according to data released Thursday by the Labor Department. In the week ending Jan. 8, seasonally adjusted initial claims for&…

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As Unemployment Falls, Interest Rate Increases Creep Nearer

As Unemployment Falls, Interest Rate Increases Creep Nearer

This post was originally published on this siteThe jobless rate is falling sharply and pay is jumping. That may increase the urgency as the Federal Reserve withdraws economic support.

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Jobless claims tick up to 207K for final week of 2021

Jobless claims tick up to 207K for final week of 2021

This post was originally published on this siteNew claims for jobless aid ticked higher in the final week of 2021, according to data released Thursday by the Labor Department.In the week ending Dec. 31, seasonally adjusted new applications for unemployment insurance totaled 207,000, rising by 7,…

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Jobless Claims Expected to Hold Near Historic Lows

Jobless Claims Expected to Hold Near Historic Lows

This post was originally published on this siteDespite Omicron concerns, layoffs are estimated to edge down as employers struggle to find enough workers.

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Initial jobless claims flat for the week

Initial jobless claims flat for the week

This post was originally published on this siteInitial unemployment claims were unchanged last week, amid questions about the omicron variant’s impact on the job market, the Department of Labor said Thursday.Seasonally adjusted initial claims for unemployment insurance were 205,000 for the week…

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Jobless Claims Likely Remained Near Decades Low

Jobless Claims Likely Remained Near Decades Low

This post was originally published on this siteU.S. employers are trying to hold on to their employees, facing a tight labor market as millions of workers quit their jobs.

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Strong Job Gains Likely but Omicron Threat Looms

Strong Job Gains Likely but Omicron Threat Looms

This post was originally published on this siteLower Covid-19 case numbers probably helped fuel the U.S. economy and powered job gains in November, economists say, but the Omicron variant could put that progress at risk.

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Number of Americans quitting jobs reached record high in September

Number of Americans quitting jobs reached record high in September

This post was originally published on this siteThe number and percentage of U.S. workers voluntarily leaving their jobs reached an all-time high in September, according to data released Friday by the Labor Department.Roughly 4.4 million U.S. workers quit their jobs in September and the quits…

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Record-High Job Openings Persist in Tight Labor Market

Record-High Job Openings Persist in Tight Labor Market

This post was originally published on this siteThere were more than 11 million job openings in early November, according to jobs site Indeed, well above the number of unemployed workers.

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