Economic Reports Jobless Claims

  • *Weekly jobless claims fall 4,000. WASHINGTON, Aug 18- The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits fell more than expected last week, reinforcing views of labor market strength that could encourage the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates soon. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped 4,000 to a seasonally adjusted 262,000 for...

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  • WASHINGTON, Aug 11- The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits fell last week, pointing to sustained labor market strength in early August that could help spur faster economic growth. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits slipped 1,000 to a seasonally adjusted 266,000 for the week ended Aug. 6, the Labor Department said on Thursday.

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  • Initial jobless claims down 1,000 to 266,000

    CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the latest data on unemployment and July's import, export prices. And Steve Liesman provides insight to the numbers.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 11- The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits fell last week, pointing to sustained labor market strength in early August that could help spur faster economy growth. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits slipped 1,000 to a seasonally adjusted 266,000 for the week ended Aug. 6, the Labor Department said on Thursday.

  • *Weekly jobless claims increase 3,000. WASHINGTON, Aug 4- The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits unexpectedly rose last week, while renewed job cuts in the energy sector boosted layoffs announced by U.S.-based employers in July. For two months now, new orders for mining and oil and gas field equipment were up, "said Joel Naroff, chief economist at...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 4- The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits unexpectedly rose last week, while renewed job cuts in the energy sector boosted layoffs announced by U.S.-based employers in July. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 3,000 to a seasonally adjusted 269,000 for the week ended July 30, the Labor Department said.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 4- The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits unexpectedly rose last week, while renewed job cuts in the energy sector boosted layoffs announced by U.S.-based employers in July. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 3,000 to a seasonally adjusted 269,000 for the week ended July 30, the Labor Department said...

  • Initial jobless claims up to 269K

    CNBC's Rick Santelli reports initial jobless claims data showing 3,000 new claims bringing the total to 269,000.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 4- The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits unexpectedly rose last week, but the trend continued to point to a healthy labor market. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 3,000 to a seasonally adjusted 269,000 for the week ended July 30, the Labor Department said on Thursday. Claims for the prior week were...

  • *Weekly jobless claims increase 14,000. WASHINGTON, July 28- The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits rose more than expected last week, but the underlying trend continued to point to sustained labor market strength. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 14,000 to a seasonally adjusted 266,000 for the week ended July 23,...

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  • Weekly jobless claims up 14K to 266,000

    CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the latest numbers on unemployment and June read on trade.

  • WASHINGTON, July 28- The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits rose more than expected last week, but the underlying trend continued to point to sustained labor market strength. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 14,000 to a seasonally adjusted 266,000 for the week ended July 23, the Labor Department said on Thursday.

  • *Weekly jobless claims fall 1,000. WASHINGTON, July 21- The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, hitting a three-month low as the labor market continues to gather momentum. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits slipped 1,000 to a seasonally adjusted 253,000 for the week ended July 16, the lowest reading...

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  • Jobless claims drop 1,000 to 253,000

    CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the latest numbers on unemployment and the July read on Philly Fed.

  • WASHINGTON, July 21- The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, hitting a three-month low as the labor market continues to gather momentum. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits slipped 1,000 to a seasonally adjusted 253,000 for the week ended July 16, the lowest reading since April, the Labor Department...