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.