May 31, 2012 The widely watched ADP National Employment Report says just 133,000 jobs were added to payrolls in May. Meanwhile, there were 10,000 more people applying for unemployment benefits last week.
May 24, 2012 The good news: The data suggest some job growth. The bad news: Business investment in equipment looks weak.
May 17, 2012 There were 370,000 first-time claims for unemployment insurance filed last week, the same number as during the week before. That could be a sign the labor market is stabilizing.
May 3, 2012 The decline was more than economists expected and could ease fears about a stalling labor market. Friday, we'll hear about the April unemployment rate.
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.
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