Initial Claims Fall to 52-Year Low

After an uptick the previous week, initial claims for unemployment insurance resumed their sharp downward trajectory, falling to their lowest level in more than 52 years.

Initial Claims Rise Over Holiday

Initial claims for unemployment insurance climbed back up last week after falling to pre-pandemic levels the previous week, the Labor Department reported Thursday.

Initial Claims Plunge to 50-Year Low

Initial claims for unemployment insurance fell dramatically last week, well below pre-pandemic levels to the lowest rate in more than 50 years, the Labor Department reported Wednesday.

Initial Claims Slow, But Maintain Post-Pandemic Low

Sometime very soon, initial claims for unemployment insurance are going to fall below 256,000—the figure from March 2020, just before the full effects of the coronavirus pandemic blindsided the U.S. economy. It’s just not happening this week.

Unemployment Weekly Claims Fall to 19-Month Low

Initial claims for unemployment insurance fell by another 6,000 last week, the Labor Department said Thursday, the second consecutive week at under 300,000 claims and the lowest level in 19 months.

Initial Claims Under 300,000 for 1st Time Since Pandemic

Initial claims for unemployment insurance fall sharply for the second straight week, falling below 300,000 for the first time since onset of the coronavirus pandemic, the Labor Department reported Thursday.

Initial Claims Drop Sharply

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

Initial Claims: Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

Initial claims for unemployment insurance increased by 11,000 last week, continuing a recent pattern of erratic performance, the Labor Department reported Thursday.