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.
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 8, 2012 At 362,000, the number of claims remains near a four-year low, however.
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.
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.
December 8, 2011 There were 381,000 first-time claims for unemployment insurance last week, down 23,000 from the previous week.
December 1, 2011 There were 6,000 more first-time claims last week than the week before. On Friday, there will be more job-related news when we hear about the November unemployment rate and job growth.