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Jobless Claims Plummet to 5-Year Low

The number of Americans filing new claims for jobless benefits fell sharply last week to its lowest level since the early days of the 2007-09 recession.

Weekly Jobless Claims Rise More Than Expected, Blizzard Cited

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose more than expected last week, but still remained at levels consistent with a steady improvement in labor market conditions. Initial jobless claims increased 20,000 to a seasonally adjusted 362,000, the Labor Department said.

Initial Jobless Claims Drop To 5-Year Low

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits dipped sharply to a five-year low last week, a hopeful sign for the labor market. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits fell 37,000 to a seasonally adjusted 335,000 -- the largest weekly drop since February 2010.

Weekly Jobless Claims Fell to 355,000

Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped 8,000 to a seasonally adjusted 355,000, the Labor Department said on Thursday. The report is a sign the labor market's slow recovery is gaining traction, although Hurricane Sandy's impact on the Northeast may have distorted the data.

Weekly Jobless Claims Drop, Job Market Healing

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell last week, giving a clearer sign that the labor market is healing after wild fluctuations in claims data at the beginning of the month.

Weekly Jobless Claims Drop, Job Market Healing

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell last week, giving a clearer sign that the labor market is healing after wild fluctuations in claims data at the beginning of the month.

Jobless Claims Rose Last Week -- But Less Than Expected

Initial claims for state unemployment benefits climbed 4,000 to a seasonally adjusted 367,000, the Labor Department said. The prior week's figure was revised up to show 4,000 more applications than previously reported.

Why Weekly Jobless Claims Below 400,000 Is Key

Economists and commentators talk why initial jobless claims need to falling below the 400,000 level. But exactly why is that number significant for the U.S. economy and investors? Here's the lowdown, based on the past performance of jobless claims and economic growth.

Week in Preview: 2010's Final Economic Data Reports

Even as the year winds to a close this week, a handful of economic releases are on the schedule. Starting on Monday, the Chicago Fed releases its Midwest Manufacturing Index for November. Then we'll see consumer confidence, jobless claims and more.

Another Big Drop for Initial Jobless Claims

merica's labor market got more good news with word of a 24,000 drop, to 435,000, in weekly jobless claims. A Bloomberg survey had expected a total of 450,000. In perhaps better news, the four-week moving average sank another 10,000 to 446,500.

Jobless Claims Fall to Two-Month Low

Initial jobless claims fell 3,000 to 450,000 in the week ending Sept. 11. The revised figure for the previous week was 453,000 The four-week moving average, a clearer measure of unemployment trends, fell 13,500 to 464,750 the Department of Labor said. The revised average for the previous week was 478,250.