Employment, Initial Claims Data Underwhelm

Ahead of Friday’s employment report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, private-sector employment rose by just 128,000 in May, said ADP, Roseland, N.J. In a separate report, the Labor Department said post-pandemic initial claims remain erratic, rising by 4,000 from the previous week.

Initial Claims Down 2,000

Initial claims for unemployment insurance edged back toward pre-pandemic levels after hitting a five-month high earlier this spring, the Labor Department reported Thursday.

Initial Claims Dip Slightly

Initial claims for unemployment insurance fell slightly last week, reversing the previous week’s increases, the Labor Department reported Thursday.

Jobless Claims at 5-Month High

Initial claims for unemployment insurance jumped last week to their highest level since January, but remain near post-pandemic lows, the Labor Department reported Thursday.

Initial Claims Drop by 8,000

Initial claims for unemployment insurance fell for the first time in three weeks, the Labor Department reported Thursday.

Initial Claims Show Flattening Pattern

Initial claims for unemployment insurance rose slightly last week and haven’t shown much movement for several months now as employers continue to have difficulty filling jobs, the Labor Department reported Thursday.

Initial Claims Down Another 5,000

Initial claims for unemployment insurance fell again last week, the Labor Department reported Thursday, remaining at historically low levels.

Initial Claims Hold Near 52-Year Lows; Leading Economic Indicators Improve

Initial claims for unemployment insurance hovered near historic lows last week, the Labor Department reported Thursday. In a separate report, the Conference Board, New York, reported its Leading Economic Index rose in March, the second consecutive monthly improvement.