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Jobless Claims Fall to 332,000

Jobless Claims Fall to 332,000

Spencer Platt/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Jobless claims continued their downward trend in the first full week of March, falling by 10,000, according to the latest figures released Thursday by the Labor Department.For the week ending March 9, the numbe…

Jobless Claims Drop to 340K Ahead of February Jobs Report

Jobless Claims Drop to 340K Ahead of February Jobs Report

Spencer Platt/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Jobless claims wrapped up the month of February by falling to 340,000 last week, the Labor Department reported on Thursday.For the week ending March 2, the number of people filing for benefits dropped 7,000 fro…

Jobless Claims Tumble to 344,000

Jobless Claims Tumble to 344,000

Spencer Platt/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Jobless claims dropped last week, falling by 22,000, according to the latest figures released Thursday by the Labor Department.For the week ending Feb. 23, the number of people filing for benefits shot down to …

Jobless Claims Rise to 362,000

Jobless Claims Rise to 362,000

Spencer Platt/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Jobless claims jumped last week, rising by 20,000, according to the latest figures released Thursday by the Labor Department.For the week ending Feb. 16, the number of people filing for benefits shot up to 362,…

Jobless Claims Fall to 341,000

Jobless Claims Fall to 341,000

Spencer Platt/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Jobless claims continued to fall last week, dropping by 27,000, according to the latest figures released Thursday by the Labor Department.For the week ending Feb. 9, the number of people filing for benefits tum…

Jobless Claims Dip to 366,000

Jobless Claims Dip to 366,000

Spencer Platt/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Claims for unemployment benefits took a slight dip last week, falling by 5,000, according to the latest figures released Thursday by the Labor Department.For the week ending Feb. 2, the number of people filing …

Exotic Dancers Can Collect Unemployment, Kansas Supreme Court Says

Exotic Dancers Can Collect Unemployment, Kansas Supreme Court Says

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(TOPEKA, Kan.) — The Kansas Supreme Court ruled that exotic dancers at a strip club have the right to collect unemployment insurance as employees and not independent contractors.In 2005, a dancer at Club Orleans in Topeka filed a…

Jobless Claims Jump to 368,000

Jobless Claims Jump to 368,000

Spencer Platt/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Jobless claims shot up last week, rising by 38,000, according to the latest figures released Thursday by the Labor Department.For the week ending Jan. 26, the number of people filing for benefits jumped to 368,…

Jobless Claims Drop to Lowest Level in Five Years

Jobless Claims Drop to Lowest Level in Five Years

Spencer Platt/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Jobless claims continued to fall last week, dropping by 5,000 to hit the lowest level in five years, according to the latest figures released Thursday by the Labor Department.For the week ending Jan. 19, the nu…

Jobless Claims Tumble to 335,000

Jobless Claims Tumble to 335,000

Spencer Platt/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Jobless claims turned around in the second week of January, falling by 37,000, the Labor Department reported on Thursday.For the week ending Jan. 12, the number of people filing for benefits dropped to 335,000….

Jobless Claims Jump to 371K in First Week of 2013

Jobless Claims Jump to 371K in First Week of 2013

Spencer Platt/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Jobless claims rose by 4,000 last week to kick off the new year, the Labor Department reported on Thursday.For the week ending Jan. 5, the number of people filing for benefits jumped to 371,000. The previous we…

Jobless Claims Rise to 372K Ahead of December Jobs Report

Jobless Claims Rise to 372K Ahead of December Jobs Report

Spencer Platt/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Jobless claims wrapped up the month of December increasing by 10,000 last week, according to the latest figures from the Labor Department.The agency said on Thursday that for the week ending Dec. 29, the number…

Jobless Claims Drop to 350,000

Jobless Claims Drop to 350,000

Spencer Platt/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Jobless claims dropped by 12,000 the week before Christmas, according to the latest report from the Labor Department.The agency said on Thursday that for the week ending Dec. 22, the number of people filing for…

Jobless Claims Jump to 361,000

Jobless Claims Jump to 361,000

Spencer Platt/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Jobless claims snapped their downward streak last week, jumping by 17,000, according to the latest figures from the Labor Department.On Thursday, the agency reported that for the week ending Dec. 15, the number…

Jobless Claims Fall to 343K After November Jobs Report

Jobless Claims Fall to 343K After November Jobs Report

Spencer Platt/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Jobless claims fell during the first week of December following a better-than-expected monthly jobs report, the Labor Department reported on Thursday.For the week ending Dec. 8, the number of people filing for …

Jobless Claims Fall to 370K Ahead of November Jobs Report

Jobless Claims Fall to 370K Ahead of November Jobs Report

Spencer Platt/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Jobless claims continued to fall in the final days of November, the Labor Department reported on Thursday.For the week ending Dec. 1, the number of people filing for benefits dropped by 25,000 to 370,000. …

Jobless Claims Fall to 393K Following Thanksgiving

Jobless Claims Fall to 393K Following Thanksgiving

Spencer Platt/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Jobless claims tumbled 23,000 during Thanksgiving week, the Labor Department reported Thursday.For the week ending Nov. 24, the number of people filing for benefits dropped to 393,000. The previous week, claims…

Jobless Claims Soar to 439,000 in Wake of Sandy

Jobless Claims Soar to 439,000 in Wake of Sandy

Spencer Platt/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Jobless claims sky-rocketed last week in the wake of Superstorm Sandy, the Labor Department reported Thursday.For the week ending Nov. 10, the number of people filing for benefits jumped by 78,000 to 439,000 –…

Two Million Could Lose Unemployment Benefits Next Month

Two Million Could Lose Unemployment Benefits Next Month

Spencer Platt/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Millions of Americans could be headed off their own fiscal cliff at the end of December unless Congress does something to prevent benefits from ceasing.Currently, there are more than five million people who hav…

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…

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