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U.S. jobless claims unexpectedly drop to lowest in 7 months

WASHINGTON – Filings for United States unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell to the lowest level since April, signaling resilience in the labor market ahead of...
UNITED STATES jobless claims were unchanged at 227,000 last week. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

Filings for U.S. jobless benefits hold at highest since June

WASHINGTON – Filings for United States unemployment benefits held last week at the highest level since June, bucking forecasts for a decline and suggesting...
U.S. JOBLESS claims increased by 14,000 to 225,000 last week . /BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/JEFF KOWALSKY

Jobless claims in U.S. climb to highest level since June

WASHINGTON – Applications to collect unemployment benefits rose last week to the highest level since the end of June, topping all economists’ forecasts. Jobless claims...
UNTIED STATES jobless claims declined by 8,000 to 211,000 last week. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

U.S. jobless claims decrease more than estimated to 211K

WASHINGTON – Filings for United States unemployment benefits declined more than expected to reach a four-week low, another sign that a resilient labor market...
RECENT ECONOMIC reports have shown potential for a weakening of U.S. consumer spending. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO

U.S. consumer spending, jobless claims suggest some caution

WASHINGTON – United States consumer spending trailed forecasts in September while weekly applications for unemployment benefits rose more than projected, offering a note of...
U.S. JOBLESS CLAIMS declined by 10,000 to 210,000 last week. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/JEFF KOWALSKY

U.S. jobless claims unexpectedly decline to a three-week low

WASHINGTON – Applications for unemployment benefits in the United States unexpectedly declined to a three-week low despite a strike by General Motors Co. workers...
UNITED STATES jobless claims increased 4,000 to 219,000 last week. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

U.S. jobless claims edge up, though labor market remains tight

WASHINGTON – Filings for United States unemployment benefits rose to a four-week high, another sign of potential labor market weakness ahead of the monthly...
UNITED STATES jobless claims rose 3,000 to a three-week high of 213,000 last week. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/JEFF KOWALSKY

U.S. jobless claims increase to three-week high of 213,000

WASHINGTON – Filings for United States unemployment benefits rose for a second week but remained near historically low levels, a sign the labor market...
UNITED STATES jobless claims dropped by 15,000 to 204,000 last week. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

Weekly U.S. jobless claims decline to lowest level since April

WASHINGTON – The fewest Americans in almost five months filed for unemployment benefits last week, signaling the broad labor market remains healthy despite cooling...
U.S. JOBLESS CLAIMS decreased by 12,000 to 209,000 last week. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/GABBY JONES

U.S. jobless claims hit four-week low, underscoring strength

WASHINGTON – Filings for United States unemployment benefits dropped to a four-week low, offering the latest sign of labor-market strength. Jobless claims decreased by 12,000...
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