Initial Claims See Unusual Post-Pandemic Increase

Initial claims for unemployment insurance, which for the most part have declined steadily since the U.S. economy stabilized late last year, posted an unusual 20,000 increase last week, the Labor Department reported Thursday.

Initial Claims at New Pandemic Low

Initial claims for unemployment insurance continued to drop to near pre-pandemic lows, the Labor Department reported Thursday.

Initial Claims Swing Back Lower

Initial claims for unemployment insurance resumed their trend downward following last week’s unexpected burp, the Labor Department reported Thursday.

Initial Claims Take Post-Pandemic Upturn

Initial claims for unemployment insurance unexpectedly increased last week, but remained near the lowest level since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, the Labor Department reported Thursday.

Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Take Another Dip

Initial claims for unemployment insurance continued to drop even as employers say they have problems filling key service industry positions, the Labor Department reported Thursday.

Initial Claims Continue to Drop

Initial claims for unemployment insurance continued to decrease to pre-pandemic levels, the Labor Department reported Thursday.

Unemployment Claims Increase Reflects Recent Volatility

Initial claims for unemployment insurance jumped by 51,000 last week to 419,000, the Labor Department reported Thursday, continuing a recent trend of volatility that has seen claims take two steps forward, one step backward.

Initial Claims Rise Unexpectedly

Initial claims for unemployment insurance rose unexpectedly last week, signaling a potentially volatile period ahead as more than half of U.S. states end government-funded unemployment programs.