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US weekly jobless claims total 263,000 vs 265,000 estimate

The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits rose less than expected last week, pointing to sustained labor market strength that could push the Federal Reserve closer to raising interest rates. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 2,000 to a seasonally adjusted 263,000 for the week ended Aug. 27, the Labor Department said on Thursday. Claims for the prior ... Read More »

US weekly jobless claims total 261,000 vs 265,000 estimate

Patrick T. Fallon | Bloomberg | Getty Images A job seeker looks at brochures during a Choice Career Fair in Los Angeles. The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, suggesting the labor market was continuing to gain momentum. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits slipped 1,000 to a seasonally adjusted 261,000 for the week ended ... Read More »

Blame this for that spike in weekly jobless claims

on the floor, the leap in weekly unemployment claims to a 14-month high of 294,000 seems alarming,especially after April’s surprise slowdown in hiring. but a few economists are not concerned but, due to the fact they are able to provide an explanation foraway a pointy 20,000 increase with one occasion — spring ruin for big apple metropolis faculties. “The story ... Read More »