April 26, 2012 There were 388,000 first-time claims for jobless benefits last week, down just 1,000 from the week before, the Employment and Training Administration says.
April 12, 2012 There were 380,000 first-time claims, the most in a single week since January. It's another sign that the labor market's rebound may be slowing.
April 5, 2012 There were 357,000 first-time claims for unemployment insurance last week, down 6,000 from the week before.
March 29, 2012 The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits remains at a four-year low.
March 22, 2012 At 348,000, the number of claims remained at the lowest level in four years. It's another sign of hope for the labor market.
March 15, 2012 At 351,000, they remain near a four-year low. The day's other economic news: wholesale prices rose 0.4 percent in February.
March 8, 2012 At 362,000, the number of claims remains near a four-year low, however.
March 1, 2012 There were 2,000 fewer first-time claims for unemployment last week than in the week before. Meanwhile, consumer spending rose 0.2 percent in January from December.
February 23, 2012 Economists thought there might have been a slight increase. Instead, it's another sign of a healthier labor market.
February 9, 2012 At 358,000, first-time claims for unemployment insurance were the lowest they've been since March 2008. The report is the latest of several recent signs that the labor market is gaining some strength.
February 2, 2012 First-time applications for unemployment insurance are running at the lowest pace since mid-2008. On Friday, the government will report on the January unemployment rate.
January 19, 2012 First-time claims for unemployment insurance plunged by 50,000 last week from the week before, to 352,000. They're now near a four-year low.
January 12, 2012 The number of people filing first-time claims for unemployment insurance rose to 399,000 from the week before. Some of the increase was because of post-holiday layoffs.
The scene last month at the "Denver Hires Job Fair."
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January 5, 2012 The ADP National Employment Report signals that the jobless rate likely fell further last month. Meanwhile, the number of claims for unemployment insurance dipped again last week and employers have fewer layoffs planned in coming weeks.
December 29, 2011 There were 381,000 first-time claims for unemployment insurance, the Employment and Training Administration says. It's the first increase in four weeks.
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