Latest Jobless claims News

Fewer Americans file for jobless benefits again last week

Sep. 15, 2022 08:40 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell again last week to a four-month low even as the Federal Reserve continues its aggressive interest rate cuts to bring inflation under control. Applications for jobless aid for the week ending Sept. 10...

Asian markets mixed after Wall St gains on jobs data

Aug. 19, 2022 00:43 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets were mixed Friday after Wall Street rose as investors analyzed conflicting economic signals ahead of a Federal Reserve conference next week. Shanghai and Seoul declined while Tokyo and Hong Kong advanced. Oil prices edged lower but stayed above...

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...