weekly jobless claims

Stocks Move Sharply Higher; Disney Jumps

U.S. stocks rose after a better-than-expected report on weekly initial jobless claims boosted confidence in the economy and Disney rose after its quarterly results.

Weekly Jobless Claims Fall as Layoffs Ebb

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits last week fell slightly more than expected, pointing to an economy that was continuing to gain steam.

Weekly Jobless Claims Dip to Near 5-Year Low

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell last week, suggesting a strengthening in job gains in August after a slight pullback the prior month.

Weekly Jobless Claims Drop to 5½ Year Low

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell unexpectedly last week, touching a 5½ year low, suggesting a steadily improving labor market.