Jobless claims hit lowest level in 2 months

A rise in jobless claims and a drop in a key forecasting gauge provided the latest evidence that the U.S. economy is faltering and slipping into recession. The Conference Board, a business-backed.

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WASHINGTON, Dec 1 (Reuters) – The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits rose more than expected last week, hitting the highest level in five months. Jobless claims, which hit a.

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The number of newly laid-off workers filing first-time claims for jobless benefits fell to the lowest level since early January, as layoffs eased a bit amid a fledgling economic recovery. The.

Jobless claims hit lowest level since November .. the fewest in four months. The number of people continuing to receive jobless benefits rose by 30,000 to 2.27 million in the week ended Feb. 6.

WASHINGTON – The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits dropped last week to the lowest level in more than. unemployment benefits was 2.05 million, down 7.7 percent from a year earlier..

Weekly national jobless claims hit their lowest level since 1969 earlier this month, according to the U.S. Department of Labor, which reported that 196,000 people applied for unemployment.

The numbers: The number of people who applied for unemployment benefits last week fell to the lowest level in a month, dragging new jobless claims back near a post-recession low and suggesting all.

WASHINGTON – The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits dropped to a three-month low. level since March. The four-week moving average of the so-called continuing.

 · US unemployment claims fell again in the second week of September, reaching their lowest level in two months in a strong jobs market, the labor department announced thursday. initial claims.

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ADVERTISEMENT Claims hit. lowest level since Dec. 8, 1973, when it was 252,250. Claims have been below 300,000 for 83 straight weeks, the longest stretch since 1970. Overall, the number of.

U.S. jobless claims hit 49-year low; labor market resilient. the lowest level since early December 1969, the Labor Department said.. which was also seen as pay-back after robust gains in the.

Jobless Claims Hit 15-Month Low.. The number of U.S. workers filing new claims for unemployment insurance fell to its lowest point in 15 months, suggesting that the pace of layoffs is.