Economic Reports Jobless Claims

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 8- The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, pointing to sustained labor market strength even as the pace of job growth is slowing. The Fed has operational risk, "said Chris Rupkey, chief economist at MUFG Union Bank in New York. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits decreased 4,000 to a...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 8- The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, pointing to sustained labor market strength even as the pace of job growth is slowing. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits decreased 4,000 to a seasonally adjusted 259,000 for the week ended Sept. 3, the lowest level since mid-July, the Labor...

  • Jobless claims down 4K to 259,000

    CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the latest numbers on unemployment.

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    The number of Americans filing for benefits unexpectedly fell, pointing to sustained labor strength even as the pace of job growth is slowing.

  • Initial claims for state unemployment benefits decreased 4,000 to a seasonally adjusted 259,000 for the week ended Sept. 3, the lowest level since mid-July, the Labor Department said on Thursday. A Labor Department analyst said there were no special factors influencing last week's claims data. However, claims for Virginia, New Mexico, Alabama and Minnesota, as...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 1- 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...

  • Jobless claims rise less than expected

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  • WASHINGTON, Aug 25- New orders for U.S. manufactured capital goods rose for a second straight month in July as demand for machinery and a range of other products picked up, offering a tentative sign that a business spending downturn was starting to ease. The Commerce Department said non-defense capital goods orders excluding aircraft, a closely watched proxy...

  • Jobless claims down 1,000 to 261,000

    CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the latest numbers on unemployment and durable goods.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 25- 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 Aug. 20, the Labor Department said on Thursday. A Labor Department analyst said...

  • *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...

  • Initial jobless claims down 4K to 262,000

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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...