After improving—relatively speaking—through most of the spring, initial claims backslid for the second consecutive week, the Labor Department reported yesterday.
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After Several Months of Declines, Insurance Claims Tick Up
Since hitting a record 6.9 million at the end of March, initial claims have fallen, albeit gradually, for the past 15 weeks. That streak ended last week: the Labor Department reported 1.4 million new claims for the week ending July 14, up by 109,000 from the previous week.
February Jobs Report on Solid Ground, Pre-Coronavirus
Total nonfarm payroll employment blew though expectations in February, adding 273,000 job, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday.
January Jobs Report Beats Expectations
Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 225,000 in January, beating economists’ expectations, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on Friday.
Consumer Confidence Slows, ‘Unlikely to Gain Momentum’ in Early 2020
The Conference Board, New York, said its Consumer Confidence Index fell marginally in December, following a slight increase in November. The Index now stands at 126.5, down from an upwardly revised 126.8 in November.
November Hiring Defies Expectations
Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by a better-than-expected 266,000 in November, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday.