September 29, 2011 The economy's growth was slow, but slightly better than previously thought. And unemployment insurance claims dipped last week to their lowest level since early April.
September 22, 2011 They dropped by 9,000 from the previous week, but remain high.
September 1, 2011 The number of Americans filing first-time claims for unemployment insurance fell by 12,000 last week from the week before, to 409,000, the Employment and Training Administration says.
August 25, 2011 While the number rose by 5,000, about 8,500 claims were made by striking workers who have since gone back to work.
July 21, 2011 The increase was not expected. It underscores the lingering weakness in the labor market.
July 7, 2011 The 418,000 first-time claims was a decline of 14,000 from the previous week.
June 30, 2011 There were 428,000 first-time claims for unemployment insurance, a decrease of just 1,000 from the previous week, the Employment and Training Administration says.
June 23, 2011 They continue to run at a pace well above the level normally associated with a healthy economy.
June 16, 2011 The number of first-time claims for unemployment insurance fell by 16,000 last week. Meanwhile, housing starts rose by 3.5 percent in May from April.
June 9, 2011 There were 427,000 first-time claims for jobless benefits, the Employment and Training Administration says.
June 2, 2011 There were 422,000 first-time claims for unemployment insurance, vs. 428,000 the week before. Meanwhile, retailers say sales were hurt in May by bad weather and anxiety over rising food and gas prices.
May 26, 2011 There were 424,000 first-time claims for unemployment insurance, and the increase is a sign that the labor market remains sluggish.
May 12, 2011 A trio of economic indicators add to the economic puzzle.
May 5, 2011 At 474,000, claims were at an eight-month high. Meanwhile, General Motors said it earned $3.2 billion in the first quarter.
April 28, 2011 The growth rate slowed from fourth-quarter 2010's 3.1 percent pace. Meanwhile, the number of people filing first-time claims for jobless benefits rose by 25,000 last week.
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