Initial Claims Fall to 52-Year Low

Initial claims for unemployment insurance fell to their lowest level in nearly 53 years, the Labor Department reported Thursday.

Unemployment Claims Down 214,000

Initial claims for unemployment insurance fell by 15,000 last week, the Labor Department reported Thursday, moving more toward “normal” numbers post-pandemic.

Unemployment Insurance Claims Edge Up

Initial claims for unemployment insurance crept back up last week, the Labor Department reported Thursday, perhaps signaling that the post-pandemic jobs recovery isn’t quite there, yet.

Employment Data Positive Ahead of Friday’s Jobs Report

Two key indicators of U.S. employment—the ADP National Employment Report and the Labor Department’s Initial Claims report—showed improvement ahead of this morning’s Employment report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Initial Claims Down 17,000

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

Initial Claims Tick Up

Initial claims for unemployment insurance rose unexpectedly following several weeks of declines, the Labor Department reported Thursday.

Initial Claims Down Another 16,000

Initial claims for unemployment insurance fell for the second straight week, the Labor Department reported Thursday.

Initial Claims Down 23,000

Ahead of this morning’s employment numbers, the Labor Department reported initial claims for unemployment insurance fell by 23,000 last week.

Initial Claims Down 30,000

Initial claims for unemployment insurance continued its yo-yo pattern in recent weeks, falling by 30,000 last week, the Labor Department reported Thursday.

Initial Claims Rise to 4-Month High

Initial claims for unemployment insurance rose for the third time in four weeks and climbed to their highest level since October, the Labor Department reported Thursday.