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April 12, 2012

Figures released by the Labor Department showed that more Americans than forecast filed applications for jobless benefits last week, reinforcing concern that the labor-market recovery will be slow to develop.

Washington, D.C. -- Figures released Thursday by the Labor Department showed that more Americans than forecast filed applications for jobless benefits last week, reinforcing concern that the labor-market recovery will be slow to develop.

Consumer confidence, however, has held up, as the Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index was minus 32.8 in the period ended April 8, second only to the prior week’s minus 31.4 as the highest since March 2008.

March 10, 2011

A report released Thursday by the U.S. Labor Department showed that jobless claims in the United States rose by 26,000 for the week ended March 5, to 397,000.

Washington, D.C. -- A report released Thursday by the U.S. Labor Department showed that jobless claims in the United States rose by 26,000 for the week ended March 5, to 397,000.

Economists expected claims would climb to 376,000, according to a Bloomberg News survey. The total number of people receiving benefits in the prior week fell to the lowest since October 2008.

February 17, 2011

A report released Thursday by the Labor Department said that applications for jobless benefits increased by 25,000 to 410,000 in the week ended Feb. 12, exceeding the 400,000 median forecast of economists surveyed by Bloomberg News.

Washington, D.C. -- A report released Thursday by the Labor Department said that applications for jobless benefits increased by 25,000 to 410,000 in the week ended Feb. 12, exceeding the 400,000 median forecast of economists surveyed by Bloomberg News.

The filings increase indicates that labor market will take time to develop.

The total number of people receiving unemployment insurance was little changed, while those collecting extended payments decreased.

January 20, 2011

A report released Thursday by the Labor Department said that U.S. claims for initial jobless benefits last week posted their biggest decline in nearly a year.

Washington, D.C. -- A report released Thursday by the Labor Department said that U.S. claims for initial jobless benefits last week posted their biggest decline in nearly a year.

The drop erased the holiday-related spike, and illustrated that a healthier labor market remains intact.

November 10, 2010

A report released Wednesday by the Labor Department said that applications for jobless benefits declined by 24,000 to 435,000 in the week ended Nov. 6, the lowest level in four months.

Washington, D.C. -- A report released Wednesday by the Labor Department said that applications for jobless benefits declined by 24,000 to 435,000 in the week ended Nov. 6, the lowest level in four months.

The total number of people collecting unemployment insurance fell to the lowest level since November 2008, and those receiving extended payments also declined.

The four-week moving average, a less volatile measure than the weekly figures, dropped to 446,500 last week, the lowest since September 13, 2008, from 456,500, the report showed.

November 9, 2010

A report released Wednesday by the Labor Department said that applications for jobless benefits declined...

September 15, 2010

A report issued by the Labor Department on Thursday said that the number of newly...

January 27, 2010

Washington, D.C. Evidence that the job market remains weak, the number of new claims for...

January 5, 2005

Washington, D.C., The...