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.

Unemployment Insurance Claims Continue Backslide

Initial claims for unemployment insurance increased for the second straight week to their highest level since last November, the Labor Department reported Thursday.

MBA Chart of the Week Jan. 7 2022: Insured Employment 2020-2021

This week’s MBA Chart of the Week highlights the steep rise in insured unemployment at the start of the pandemic (March 2020) and its steady decline through the fall of 2021 as the labor market improved (and related government financial support to households waned).

MBA Chart of the Week Jan. 7 2022: Insured Employment 2020-2021

This week’s MBA Chart of the Week highlights the steep rise in insured unemployment at the start of the pandemic (March 2020) and its steady decline through the fall of 2021 as the labor market improved (and related government financial support to households waned).

Initial Claims Slide Back Again

Initial claims for unemployment continued their yo-yo pattern, rising for the fourth time in seven weeks, the Labor Department reported Thursday.

Initial Claims Back under 200,000

Initial claims for unemployment insurance fell under 200,000 for the third time in six weeks, the Labor Department reported Thursday, although the number could increase in the next several weeks as potential effects from the Omicron variant surface.

Initial Claims Unchanged from Previous Week

Initial claims for unemployment insurance held steady last week as employment—or lack thereof—went into a holding pattern for the holidays, the Labor Department reported Thursday.

Initial Claims Continue Yo-Yo Pattern

Initial claims for unemployment insurance rose for the second time in three weeks, the Labor Department reported Thursday, defying momentum that has nonetheless seen claims fall generally below pre-pandemic levels.

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.