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Housing and jobless data signal a fragile recovery

WASHINGTON — Adding to evidence the recession has ended, housing construction rose in August and fewer laid-off workers sought jobless aid last week. Still, the reports suggested a slow and fragile economic recovery. The rise in housing starts was due solely to a jump in the volatile apartment-building category, and unemployment claims remain far above […] [...]

Unemployment claims rise

by Published: August 20,2009

Tags: employment, jobless, recession

In the week ending Aug. 15, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted unemployment initial claims in the U.S. was 576,000, an increase of 15,000 from the previous week’s revised figure. The four-week moving average was 570,000, an increase of 4,250 from the previous week’s revised average. The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 4.7 […] [...]

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