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.

Initial Claims Continue to Backslide

Initial claims for unemployment benefits jumped for the second consecutive week, raising concerns about the sustainability of the current economy and raising alarms with unemployment benefits set to expire.

Initial Claims Keep Moving in Wrong Direction

Initial claims for unemployment insurance rose for the third time in five weeks amid signs the economy is stalling, the Labor Department reported yesterday.

Jobless Claims Drop, Remain Elevated

Initial claims fell in the week ending Nov. 28, the Labor Department reported yesterday, but remain elevated in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic and resulting economic slowdown.

Initial Unemployment Claims Suffer Setback

Initial claims for unemployment insurance rose for the week ending Nov. 14, hamstrung by a dramatic jump in coronavirus cases and no sign of a new economic stimulus program before next year.

Initial Claims Drop, Remain Elevated

This week’s initial unemployment claims report from the Labor Department sounds an increasingly familiar theme: a slight drop from the previous week, tempered by the reality that claims remain highly elevated from pre-pandemic levels.

Initial Claims Fall to Lowest Level Since March

Initial claims for unemployment insurance fell to their lowest level since March, the Labor Department reported yesterday, but remain elevated from pre-pandemic levels.