Unemployment Claims Fall to Near Post-Pandemic Low

Initial claims for unemployment insurance fell by 42,000 to their lowest level since November, the Labor Department reported yesterday, nearly matching a post-pandemic low.

Unemployment Insurance Claims Rise, But Trend Lower

Initial claims for unemployment insurance rose for the sixth time in the past seven weeks, the Labor Department reported yesterday, but overall claims continued to trend lower with spring approaching.

Unemployment Claims Fall to 7-Week Low

Unemployment claims fell for the first time in five weeks, the Labor Department reported yesterday, to their lowest level this year, although they remain elevated compared to pre-pandemic levels.

Initial Claims, Continued Claims Remain Elevated

Initial claims for unemployment insurance jumped by nearly 13,000 last week, while the previous week’s claims revised up by 55,000–a pointed reminder of the uneven pace of the country’s economic recovery.

Unemployment Claims Show Little Progress

Initial claims for unemployment insurance fell last week, the Labor Department reported, but an upward revision to the previous week’s results negated any progress toward a normalizing economy.

Initial Claims Show Improving Trend

Initial claims for unemployment insurance fell for the third straight week to their lowest level since November, the Labor Department reported yesterday, signaling the economy could be heading toward more stable footing.

Jobless Claims Show Incremental Improvement

Initial claims for unemployment insurance fell to 847,000 for the week ending Jan. 23, the Labor Department reported yesterday, a reminder that numbers will continue to remain elevated until a comprehensive pandemic response takes hold.

Unemployment Claims Remain Elevated

Initial claims for unemployment insurance fell by 26,000 from the week before, the Labor Department reported yesterday, but remain elevated in the wake of economic instability resulting from the coronavirus pandemic.

Initial Claims Soar to 5-Month High

Initial claims for unemployment benefit jumped to their highest level since August as continued fallout from the coronavirus pandemic and a stumbling economy kept workers on the sidelines.

Little Movement in Weekly Unemployment Claims

With a slowing economy, Americans filing weekly initial unemployment claims has shown little movement over the past several months, according to Labor Department data.