October 10, 2013 First-time jobless claims were at 374,000 for the week ending Oct. 5, up from 308,000 the previous week.
October 3, 2013 A scant increase last week is another sign that the labor market is on the mend, economists say. There were 308,000 first-time claims for unemployment insurance, up 1,000 from the week before.
July 25, 2013 While there was a small increase in the number of people filing first-time claims for unemployment insurance, the rise was largely due to annual shutdowns for retooling at car plants. Meanwhile, orders for durable goods rose last month.
May 16, 2013 The good news: Inflation remains in check. The bad news: Jobless claims are up, and housing starts are down.
September 20, 2012 There were 382,000 first-time claims for unemployment benefits last week, down by just 3,000 from the week before. The pace has changed little over the past year.
June 14, 2012 There were 6,000 more unemployed Americans filing for benefits last week than the week before. But inflation remained in check as gas prices plunged.
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.
March 29, 2012 The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits remains at a four-year low.
November 17, 2011 There were 388,000 first-time claims for unemployment insurance last week.
September 15, 2011 The news on unemployment insurance underscores the weakness of the labor market.
May 6, 2011 Unemployment report to be released; Mississippi River floods Memphis, Tenn.; the U.S. carried out its first drone attack in Pakistan since killing Osama bin Laden; a British judge rules no British agencies responsible in 2005 terror attack; playwright Arthur Laurents dies
April 26, 2011 Federal aid provided a record amount of the personal income Americans received in 2010, indicating how widespread the support for such spending is and how difficult politically it will be to reduce such outlays.
December 8, 2010 A Gallup Poll shows large support for Obama's tax cut stance while a Bloomberg poll doesn't. The Gallup survey also shows only 38 percent of conservative Republicans back extending jobless benefits, a sign that maybe Obama got the best deal he could.
December 2, 2010 White House economists said failing to extend unemployment benefits would cost 600,000 jobs and slow economic growth by six-tenths of one percent.
November 29, 2010 In its waning days, the Democratic-controlled Congress is like a football team that must score by getting passage of important issues like raising the debt limit, extending unemployment insurance and how to do the same with the Bush tax cuts.