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Jobless Claims Fall to 355K After October Jobs Report

Jobless Claims Fall to 355K After October Jobs Report

Spencer Platt/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Jobless claims dropped by 8,000 last week to kick off the month of November, the Labor Department reported Thursday.For the week ending Nov. 3, the number of people filing for benefits fell to 355,000.  Th…

US Economy Added 171,000 Jobs in October

US Economy Added 171,000 Jobs in October

Tim Boyle/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — In the final monthly jobs report before Election Day, the government on Friday said the U.S. unemployment rate for October ticked up to 7.9 percent.The Labor Department’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported t…

Jobless Claims Fall to 363,000 Ahead of October Jobs Report

Jobless Claims Fall to 363,000 Ahead of October Jobs Report

Spencer Platt/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Jobless claims wrapped up the month of October falling by 9,000 last week, according to the latest figures from the Labor Department.The agency reported on Thursday that for the week ending Oct. 27, the number …

Jobless Claims Cancel Gains, Soar to 388,000

Jobless Claims Cancel Gains, Soar to 388,000

Spencer Platt/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — After plummeting to their lowest level in over four years, jobless claims soared last week, nearing the dreaded 400,000 mark, according to the latest figures from the Labor Department.The agency reported on Thu…

Jobless Claims Fall to Lowest Level in over Four Years

Jobless Claims Fall to Lowest Level in over Four Years

Spencer Platt/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Jobless claims tumbled to their lowest level since February 2008 last week following a surprising monthly jobs report, the Labor Department reported on Thursday.For the week ending Oct. 6, the number of people …

Bad Day for the Markets, Despite Good News from the Fed

Bad Day for the Markets, Despite Good News from the Fed

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The markets on Wednesday suffered their worst day in months, despite an encouraging report from the Fed. The Dow dropped 129 points, the Nasdaq lost 13 and the S&P gave up nine.  Meanwhile, the Fed offered a…

Jobless Claims Jump to 367,000 Ahead of September Jobs Report

Jobless Claims Jump to 367,000 Ahead of September Jobs Report

Spencer Platt/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Jobless claims jumped by 4,000 to wrap up the month of September, the Labor Department reported on Thursday.For the week ending Sept. 29, the number of people filing for benefits rose to 367,000.  The prev…

Jobless Claims Fall to 359,000

Jobless Claims Fall to 359,000

Spencer Platt/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Jobless claims continued to drop last week, falling by 26,000, according to the latest figures from the U.S. Labor Department.For the week ending Sept. 22, the number of people filing for benefits fell to 359,0…

Jobless Claims Rise to 382K, Tropical Storm Isaac Partly to Blame

Jobless Claims Rise to 382K, Tropical Storm Isaac Partly to Blame

Spencer Platt/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Coming off the heels of a dismal jobs report, claims for unemployment benefits jumped by 15,000 during the first week of September, according to figures released Thursday by the Labor Department.For the week en…

Unemployment Rate Falls to 8.1% as 96K Jobs Added in August

Unemployment Rate Falls to 8.1% as 96K Jobs Added in August

Tim Boyle/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — U.S. employers added 96,000 jobs to their payrolls last month, falling short of expectations, the Labor Department reported Friday morning.  Economists had expected to see around 125,000 jobs added in Augus…

Jobless Claims Fall to 365,000 Ahead of Monthly Jobs Report

Jobless Claims Fall to 365,000 Ahead of Monthly Jobs Report

Spencer Platt/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Jobless claims dropped by 12,000 last week to wrap up the month of August, the Labor Department reported on Thursday.For the week ending Sept. 1, the number of people filing for benefits fell to 365,000.  …

Jobless Claims Stay Put at 374,000

Jobless Claims Stay Put at 374,000

Spencer Platt/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — After climbing twice in a row, jobless claims remained unchanged last week, according to the latest figures from the U.S. Labor Department.For the week ending Aug. 25, the number of people filing for benefits s…

Jobless Claims Rise to 372,000

Jobless Claims Rise to 372,000

Spencer Platt/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Jobless claims continued to climb last week, rising by 4,000, according to the latest figures from the U.S. Labor Department.For the week ending Aug. 18, the government reports the number of people filing for b…

Jobless Claims Inch Up to 366,000

Jobless Claims Inch Up to 366,000

Spencer Platt/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — After taking a small plunge to start the month, jobless claims inched up by 2,000 during the second week of August, the Labor Department reported Thursday.For the week ending Aug. 11, the number of people filin…

Jobless Claims Drop to 361,000

Jobless Claims Drop to 361,000

Spencer Platt/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Coming off the heels of a mediocre jobs report, claims for unemployment benefits inched down during the first few days of August, according to the latest figures from the Labor Department.For the week ending Au…

163,000 Jobs Added in July; Unemployment Rate Rises to 8.3%

163,000 Jobs Added in July; Unemployment Rate Rises to 8.3%

Tim Boyle/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — U.S. employers added 163,000 jobs last month, exceeding expectations, the Labor Department reported Friday morning.The figure is the biggest increase since February and more than double the amount of positions that…

Jobless Claims Rise to 365K Ahead of Monthly Jobs Report

Jobless Claims Rise to 365K Ahead of Monthly Jobs Report

Spencer Platt/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Jobless claims wrapped up the last week of July climbing to 365,000, the Labor Department reported Thursday.For the week ending July 28, the number of people filing for benefits rose by 8,000.  The previou…

Jobless Claims Drop by 35,000

Jobless Claims Drop by 35,000

Spencer Platt/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Jobless claims once again inched away from the dreaded 400,000 mark this month, tumbling by 35,000 last week, according to figures released Thursday by the Labor Department.For the week ending July 21, the numb…

Jobless Claims Cancel Gains, Climb Up to 386K

Jobless Claims Cancel Gains, Climb Up to 386K

Spencer Platt/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — After tumbling by 26,000 to start the month, jobless claims canceled all of its gains last week, rising by 34,000, according to figures released Thursday by the Labor Department.For the week ending July 14, the…

Jobless Claims Fall to Lowest Level in Four Years

Jobless Claims Fall to Lowest Level in Four Years

Spencer Platt/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Jobless claims kicked off the month of July on a positive note, falling to the lowest level in four years, according to figures released Thursday by the Labor Department.For the week ending July 7, the number o…

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