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U.S. unemployment rate creeps toward 10 percent

WASHINGTON — Private employers hired more workers over the past three month than first thought, lifting hopes for the weak economy ahead of the Labor Day weekend. But the unemployment rate rose in August for the first time in four months as more people entered the market looking for work. Companies added a net total of 67,000 new jobs last ...

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U.S. unemployment claims fall again

WASHINGTON — The number of people requesting unemployment benefits declined for the second straight week, suggesting that the slowing economy isn’t prompting widespread job cuts. New claims for unemployment aid fell last week by 6,000 to a seasonally adjusted 472,000, the Labor Department said today. Economists had expected a slight increase, according to a survey by Thomson Reuters. The four-week ...

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U.S. unemployment claims down significantly

WASHINGTON — In the week ending Aug. 21, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial unemployment claims in the U.S. was 473,000, a decrease of 31,000 from the previous week’s revised figure. The four-week moving average was 486,750, an increase of 3,250 from the previous week’s revised average. The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 3.5 percent for the ...

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U.S. unemployment claims rise by 12,000

In the week ending Aug. 14, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial unemployment claims in the U.S. was 500,000, an increase of 12,000 from the previous week’s revised figure. The four-week moving average was 482,500, an increase of 8,000 from the previous week’s revised average. The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 3.5 percent for the week ending ...

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U.S. unemployment claims rise again

In the week ending Aug. 7, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial unemployment claims in the U.S. was 484,000, an increase of 2,000 from the previous week’s revised figure. The four-week moving average was 473,500, an increase of 14,250 from the previous week’s revised average. The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 3.5 percent for the week ending ...

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California leads nation in jobless benefits decrease

New requests for jobless benefits rose last week to the highest level in almost four months. Economists said the jump in claims is a cautionary sign that higher corporate profits and a slowly recovering economy aren’t spurring companies to generate many jobs. Here’s a look at the states with the biggest declines in initial jobless claims, and some of the ...

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U.S. unemployment claims increase

In the week ending July 31, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial unemployment claims in the U.S. was 479,000, an increase of 19,000 from the previous week’s revised figure. The four-week moving average was 458,500, an increase of 5,250 from the previous week’s revised average. The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 3.6 percent for the week ending ...

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U.S. unemployment claims decrease

In the week ending July 24, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 457,000, a decrease of 11,000 from the previous week’s revised figure. The four-week moving average was 452,500, a decrease of 4,500 from the previous week’s revised average. The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 3.6 percent for the week ending July 17, an increase ...

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MDES pays $4.8M in additional jobless benefits

JACKSON — The Mississippi Department of Employment Security (MDES) began processing weekly Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) claims July 23 and paid 16,000 Mississippians an additional $4.8 million July 26. The EUC program has four tiers. Individuals who have exhausted regular unemployment benefits since May 22, or that have exhausted one of the first three tiers of EUC may be eligible ...

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House to vote on extending jobless benefits

WASHINGTON — The House of Representatives today is expected to send President Barack Obama a long-sought measure to resume unemployment payments to millions of people whose benefits have lapsed. Obama is set to sign the bill as soon as Congress can ship it to him. The Senate broke through months of stalemate in passing the measure Wednesday by a 59-39 ...

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