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Fewer Americans apply for jobless benefits last week

By MATT OTT AP Business Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell last week and remains historically low even as the U.S. economy slows in the midst of decades-high inflation. Jobless claims for the…

Fewer Americans file for jobless benefits last week

WASHINGTON (AP) — Slightly fewer Americans filed for unemployment benefits last week as the labor market continues to stand out as one of the strongest segments of the U.S. economy. Applications for jobless aid for the week ending August 13…

More Americans apply for jobless benefits last week

WASHINGTON (AP) — More Americans applied for jobless aid last week, but the total number of Americans collecting unemployment remains at a five-decade low. Applications for unemployment benefits rose by 27,000 to 229,000 for the week ending June 4, the…

Jobless claims below pre-pandemic levels

The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits remains at historically low levels. There were 180,000 new jobless claims for the week ending April 23rd, according to labor department statistics. That’s…

Weekly Job Numbers report: 742,000 jobless claims last week

The number of people filing for unemployment increased last week. First-time jobless claims totaled 742,000 for the week, according to the labor department. That’s about 30,000 more filings than economists expected. Continuing claims dropped by nearly 430,000,…

Unemployment claims last week

Another 709,000 Americans filed first-time claims for unemployment benefits last week on a seasonally adjusted basis. The labor department reported those official numbers Thursday. There were also nearly 300,000 new pandemic unemployment assistance filings. That program gives…

Unemployment numbers dropped last week

First-time unemployment claims total 837,000 last week, posting a lower number than economists had expected and a drop in claims from the week before. This marked the fifth consecutive week that first time jobless claims were under a million after…

1.5 million Americans filed for unemployment

The American job crisis is far from over. According to the Department of Labor, another one and a half million Americans filed initial jobless claims last week. That brings the total number of new jobless claims filed since mid-March to…

6.6 million Americans filed for unemployment last week

The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits nearly doubled last week. A total of more than 6.6 million people filed for unemployment last week. That’s way worse than analysts expected, and it shatters last week’s record 3.3 million claims.…