Apr 25, 2013 — While the news is a positive sign, employers still seem to be reluctant to add many new jobs to their payrolls.
Apr 4, 2013 — There have been several signs in recent days that job growth eased in March. On Friday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics adds its data. Economists expect to hear that the unemployment rate stayed at 7.7 percent, while employers added a relatively modest 200,000 jobs to their payrolls.
Jan 24, 2013 — There were 330,000 first-time claims for benefits last week, down 5,000 from the week before. That means applications remain at the lowest level since January 2008.
Jan 17, 2013 — The day's economic news is on the positive side: 37,000 fewer people filed claims for unemployment benefits last week; and home construction surged in December and last year.
Nov 8, 2012 — Some of those who were out of work may not have been able to file claims, however, because of the damage the storm inflicted on parts of New Jersey, New York and surrounding states.
Aug 2, 2012 — Gauging just what's going on with claims is proving difficult, however, because of some positive news: automakers have been skipping their standard summer shutdowns. So layoffs have likely been lower than normal.
Jun 7, 2012 — There were 377,000 first-time claims for unemployment insurance, down 12,000 from the week before. But the number of claims for the previous week was revised up.
May 31, 2012 — The widely watched ADP National Employment Report says just 133,000 jobs were added to payrolls in May. Meanwhile, there were 10,000 more people applying for unemployment benefits last week.
Jan 5, 2012 — The ADP National Employment Report signals that the jobless rate likely fell further last month. Meanwhile, the number of claims for unemployment insurance dipped again last week and employers have fewer layoffs planned in coming weeks.
Dec 15, 2011 — The decline was not expected. It brings claims down closer to a level associated with an improving labor market.