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Applications for US jobless claims up again last week

Aug. 04, 2022 08:51 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — More Americans applied for jobless benefits last week as the number of unemployed continues to rise modestly, though the labor market remains one of the strongest parts of the U.S. economy. Applications for jobless aid for the week ending July 30 rose by 6,000 to...

Asian shares rise on optimism on economic data, earnings

Aug. 03, 2022 23:55 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares mostly rose Thursday as investors welcomed encouraging economic data and quarterly earnings reports from big companies. Benchmarks rose across the region, including Japan, China, Australia and South Korea. The gains followed a strong rally on Wall Street....

Unemployed wrongly accused of fraud can seek cash from state

Jul. 26, 2022 17:13 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Thousands of people who were wrongly accused of fraud when seeking unemployment benefits can seek financial relief from the state, the Michigan Supreme Court ruled Tuesday, breaking new ground when someone claims their constitutional rights have been violated by the government. ...

Americans filing jobless claims at highest level in 8 months

Jul. 21, 2022 09:02 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits last week rose to the highest level in more than eight months in what may be a sign that the labor market is weakening. Applications for jobless aid for the week ending July 16 rose by 7,000 to 251,000,...

US weekly jobless claims at highest point in nearly 8 months

Jul. 14, 2022 08:58 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits last week hit its highest level in nearly 8 months, but the total number of those collecting benefits fell. Applications for jobless aid for the week ending July 9 rose by 9,000 to 244,000, up from the...

U.S. jobless claims rise to 235k, most in nearly six months

Jul. 07, 2022 09:25 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — More Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week and while layoffs remain low, it was the fifth consecutive week that claims topped the 230,000 mark and the most in almost six months. Applications for jobless aid for the week ending July 2 rose to...

Slightly fewer Americans apply for jobless claims last week

Jun. 30, 2022 08:41 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Slightly fewer Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, reflecting a robust job market despite rising job cuts in some sectors of the economy that have cooled in recent months. Applications for jobless aid for the week ending June 25 ticked down to...

Fewer Americans file for jobless aid

Jun. 23, 2022 08:47 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer Americans applied for jobless benefits last week as the U.S. job market remains robust despite four-decade high inflation and a myriad of other economic pressures. Applications for jobless aid for the week ending June 18 fell to 229,000, a decline of 2,000...

California gets $1.1B back in likely fraudulent benefits

Jun. 21, 2022 20:40 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — About $1.1 billion in unused unemployment benefits returned to California on Tuesday, money state officials said was most likely attempted fraud during the pandemic. The money had been sitting on 780,000 Bank of America debit cards that were never used....

Fewer Americans apply for jobless aid last week

Jun. 16, 2022 08:58 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week as the U.S. job market remains strong in the face of rising inflation and interest rates. Applications for jobless aid fell by 3,000 to 229,000 for the week ending June 11, down from the previous week's...