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Jobless claims drop to 3.5 year low

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – New U.S. claims for unemployment benefits dropped to a 3-1/2 year low last week, a government report showed on Thursday, suggesting the labor market recovery was gaining speed. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped 19,000 to a seasonally adjusted 366,000, the Labor Department said. That was…

Jobless claims fall, 4-week average at 6-month low

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – New claims for unemployment benefits fell last week and a gauge of labor market trends hit a six-month low, a government report showed on Thursday, pointing to an improvement in the jobs market. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits slipped 6,000 to a seasonally adjusted 403,000, the…

Jobless claims fall 12,000 last week

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – New claims for unemployment benefits fell as expected last week, a government report showed on Thursday, showing little sign of a pick-up in layoffs in the wake of a slump in business and consumer confidence. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped 12,000 to a seasonally adjusted…

Jobless claims fall, 4-week average at 2-1/2 year low

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – New U.S. claims for unemployment benefits fell as expected last week, with the four-week moving average dropping to its lowest level in more than 2-1/2 years, pointing to a strengthening labor market. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits fell 16,000 to a seasonally adjusted 385,000, the Labor…

Jobless claims rise 25,000 last week

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – New U.S. claims for unemployment benefits rose more than expected last week, according to a government report on Thursday that still pointed at gradual labor market recovery. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 25,000 to a seasonally adjusted 410,000, the Labor Department said, partially reversing the…

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