November 27, 2013 Fewer Americans filed for unemployment insurance last week. But fewer orders were placed for equipment and other so-called durable goods in October.
October 31, 2013 Though claims dropped by 10,000, they're still running at a pace that signals a sluggish labor market.
September 19, 2013 Economists thought they would hear there had been about 330,000 applications filed for unemployment insurance. Instead, the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates there were 309,000. Changes in two states' computer systems, however, may still be affecting the data.
September 5, 2013 An employment survey shows 176,000 more jobs on private employers' payrolls. The increase was less than July's estimated 198,000 gain. Meanwhile, the number of first-time claims for jobless benefits dipped last week and remain near a five-year low.
August 22, 2013 While 13,000 more people applied for unemployment insurance than had the week before, the trend is still better than at any time since before the last recession began in December 2007.
August 2, 2013 The drop in the U.S. unemployment rate surpassed expectations, but the increase of only 162,000 jobs came in below projections. Hourly earnings for all workers on private nonfarm payrolls fell 2 cents last month.
August 1, 2013 The rise is being tied to a drop in weekly jobless claims, as well as assurances from the Federal Reserve that it would continue to support the U.S. economy.
July 18, 2013 Analysts said the numbers signaled continued recovery in the jobs market. The news — plus good news on some quarterly earning reports — sent the stock markets soaring in early trading.
June 20, 2013 The level, however, remains consistent with moderate job growth.
May 23, 2013 There was more of a decline than economists expected, but the weekly pace hasn't really changed much since late 2011.
April 11, 2013 After recent reports that were disappointing, Thursday's news was more positive. An estimated 346,000 people filed first-time claims for unemployment insurance, down 42,000 from the week before.
March 21, 2013 Economists said this means progress in the job market, mostly through a reduction in layoffs.
March 14, 2013 The pace of claims for unemployment insurance continues to be the lowest since January 2008. Meanwhile, higher energy costs pushed wholesale prices up sharply in February. But the upward pressure has since eased somewhat.
February 28, 2013 The economy barely grew in the fourth quarter of 2012, the government now says. But that's better than what it thought before — that the economy had contracted. Meanwhile, the number of people applying for jobless benefits fell last week.