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Occidental Petroleum earns, consumer prices, jobless claims

May. 09, 2022 00:11 AM EDT

A look at some of the key business events and economic indicators upcoming this week: PUMPED UP Occidental Petroleum reports its first-quarter results Tuesday. Wall Street expects the oil and gas company returned to a profit in the January-March period...

New VEC issue sent applicants incorrect overpayment notices

May. 06, 2022 16:38 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A data error triggered during the Virginia Employment Commission's long-delayed transition to a new IT system late last year has resulted in thousands of applicants erroneously being told they were overpaid, the agency confirmed this week. The VEC intends to...

More Americans apply for jobless aid last week

May. 05, 2022 08:41 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — More Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week but the total number of people collecting jobless aid is at its lowest level in more than 50 years. Jobless claims in the U.S. rose by 19,000 to 200,000 for the week ending April 30, the Labor Department...

Fewer Americans file for jobless claims last week

Apr. 28, 2022 08:54 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell again last week with numbers still at historically low levels. Jobless claims in the U.S. declined by 5,000 to 180,000 for the week ending April 23, the Labor Department reported Thursday. First-time...

Fewest Americans collecting jobless aid since 1970

Apr. 21, 2022 13:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Applications for unemployment benefits inched down last week as the total number of Americans collecting aid fell to its lowest level in more than 50 years. Jobless claims fell by 2,000 to 184,000 last week, the Labor Department said Thursday. The four-week...

US jobless claims rise but remain near a half-century low

Apr. 14, 2022 09:12 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking unemployment benefits ticked up last week but remained at a historically low level, reflecting a robust U.S. labor market with near record-high job openings and few layoffs. Jobless claims rose by 18,000 to 185,000, the Labor...

US jobless claims stay at historically low levels last week

Apr. 07, 2022 11:29 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week as layoffs remain at historically low levels. Jobless claims fell by 5,000 to 166,000 for the week ending April 2, the Labor Department reported Thursday. The previous week’s number was revised down a...

More Americans apply for jobless benefits; layoffs still low

Mar. 31, 2022 08:56 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — More Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, but layoffs remain at historic lows. Jobless claims rose by 14,000 to 202,000 for the week ending March 26, the Labor Department reported Thursday. The previous week's tally of 188,000 claims was the...

American weekly jobless claims at lowest level since 1969

Mar. 24, 2022 08:58 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits last week fell to its lowest level in 52 years as the U.S. job market continues to show strength in the midst of rising costs and an ongoing virus pandemic. Jobless claims fell by 28,000 to 187,000 for the...

Audit flags problems with hiring of unemployment workers

Mar. 18, 2022 18:11 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's unemployment agency did not require worker background checks or quickly deactivate former contract and state employees' computer access to the confidential benefits system amid unprecedented jobless claims early in the COVID-19 pandemic, state auditors said...