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U.S. Jobless Claims Fall

Washington (AFP) – New claims for U.S. unemployment insurance benefits fell last week to 300,000, pulling the trend line to its lowest level in nearly seven years, the Labor Department said Thursday. New claims, a sign of the pace of layoffs, fell by 27,000 in the week to May 24. The four-week moving average fell […]

May 29, 2014

U.S. Jobless Claims Fall After Easter-Period Surge

Washington (AFP) – New claims for U.S. unemployment insurance benefits fell last week following a short-lived surge, bringing them back in line with the past year’s level, official data showed Thursday. Initial jobless claims, a sign of the pace of layoffs, totaled 319,000 in the week ending May 3, compared with 345,000 the prior week, […]

May 8, 2014

U.S. Jobless Claims Rise But Still On Improvement Track

Washington (AFP) – New claims for U.S. unemployment insurance benefits rose last week but remained on a downward trend as the job market slowly improves, government data released Thursday showed. Initial jobless claims, a sign of the pace of layoffs, totaled 344,000 in the week ending April 26, an increase of 14,000 from the prior […]

May 1, 2014

U.S. Jobless Claims Tick A Bit Higher

Washington (AFP) – New claims for U.S. unemployment insurance benefits edged higher last week but still remained close to a seven-year low, the Labor Department said Thursday. Americans filed 304,000 initial jobless claims in the week ending April 12, an increase of 2,000 from the previous week’s revised level. Last week’s increase was much smaller […]

April 17, 2014

A Few Republicans Push House To Move On Jobless Bill After Senate OK

By Lisa Mascaro, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — As soon as the Democratic-controlled Senate passed a measure Monday to extend unemployment aid to jobless Americans, a beleaguered group of House Republicans from states with high unemployment rates called on Speaker John A. Boehner to follow suit. But the Republican lawmakers are fighting an uphill battle against […]

April 8, 2014

GM Chief: “People who have jobs buy cars.”

General Motors CEO Daniel Akerson recently laid out why the continued problem of unemployment could threaten successful Obama economic policies, like the bailout and rescue of GM and Chrysler. “I worry about a jobless recovery, because people who have jobs buy cars,” he told shareholders in Detroit. (The federal government still owns more than a […]

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