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Here come initial jobless claims

Initial jobless claims rose less than expected to 267,000 last week, up 3,000. Economists had estimated that first-time claims for unemployment insurance totaled 272,000. The four-week moving average fell 750 to 271,750. The labor department reported no special factors in this week’s report. In a note to clients, Pantheon Macroeconomics’ Ian Shepherdson wrote that a [&hellip

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Economic Report: Layoffs remain near decade lows, jobless claims data show

The number of Americans getting laid off from their jobs remains near the lowest level in decades. Initial jobless claims fell by 6,000 to 275,000 in the period running from Aug. 30 to Sep. 5, the Labor Department said Thursday. The average of new claims over the past month edged up by 500 to 275,750. [&hellip

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Economic Report: Jobless claims rise for 4th straight week to 277,000

WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — The number of people who applied for U.S. unemployment benefits in mid-August rose for the fourth straight week, but initial claims remain at very low levels that suggest the labor market is still on the mend. Initial jobless claims rose by 4,000 to a seasonally adjusted 277,000 in the seven days stretching [&hellip

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