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More Americans apply for jobless aid last week

Sep. 22, 2022 08:59 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans filing for jobless benefits rose slightly last week with the Federal Reserve pushing hard to cool the economy and tamp down inflation. Applications for unemployment benefits for the week ending Sept. 17 rose by 5,000 to 213,000, the Labor...

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...

Fewer Americans apply for jobless aid last week

Sep. 08, 2022 09:04 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits last week fell to its lowest level since May despite repeated attempts by the Federal Reserve to cool the economy and bring inflation under control. Applications for jobless aid for the week ending Sept. 3...

Fewer Americans file for jobless benefits last week

Sep. 01, 2022 09:03 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer Americans filed for unemployment benefits last week as the labor market continues to shine despite weakening elements of the U.S. economy. Applications for jobless aid for the week ending Aug. 27 fell by 5,000 to 232,000, the Labor Department...

Fewer Americans claim jobless benefits last week

Aug. 25, 2022 08:52 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Fewer Americans filed for unemployment benefits last week as the labor market continues to stand out as one of the strongest segments of the U.S. economy. Applications for jobless aid for the week ending Aug. 20 fell by 2,000 to 243,000, the Labor Department...

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...

Fewer Americans file for jobless benefits last week

Aug. 18, 2022 08:54 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Slightly fewer Americans filed for unemployment benefits last week as the labor market continues to stand out as one of the strongest segments of the U.S. economy. Applications for jobless aid for the week ending August 13 fell by 2,000 to 250,000, the Labor...

US unemployment claims rise by 14,000 to 262,000

Aug. 11, 2022 09:01 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans who signed up for unemployment benefits rose last week to the highest level since November, though the U.S. job market continues to show signs of strength. Applications for jobless aid climbed by 14,000 to 262,000 and now have risen five...

Report: California doesn't emphasize speedy jobless benefits

Aug. 08, 2022 19:38 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California delayed or improperly denied unemployment benefits for roughly 6 million people during the pandemic because state policies “do not prioritize getting benefits to workers quickly,” according to a nonpartisan report released Monday by the Legislative...

How major US stock indexes fared Thursday 8/04/2022

Aug. 04, 2022 16:29 PM EDT

Stocks are closing mixed on Wall Street Thursday as investors continued to review the latest updates on the economy and corporate earnings. The S&P 500 and the Dow Jones industrials fell, while the Nasdaq rose. Energy companies fell, while retailers and technology companies...