Jobless claims fall to lowest level since 2007

The number of americans filing initial jobless claims last week remained flat with the prior week and at the lowest level in four years, as the jobs market continues to improve.

"Claims at the lowest level in 45 years underscore a persistent shortage of qualified workers that has made employers reluctant to fire staff. Applications for jobless benefits below the 300,000 tally are typically considered consistent with a healthy labor market," Bloomberg News reported.

Jobless claims decreased by 32,000 to 300,000 in the week ended April 5, the least since May 2007, seven months before the worst economic slump in the post-World War II era began, a labor department report showed today in Washington. Another report showed rising gasoline prices were hurting consumer sentiment.

2011-12-15  · Jobless claims fall to lowest level since 2008 Firings down, manufacturing up; economy gaining momentum going into 2012. Dec 15, 2011 @ 12:58 pm. The fewest workers in three years filed claims for U.S. jobless benefits last week, indicating the world’s largest economy is strengthening heading into 2012.

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2017-10-24  · In fact, Trump’s predecessor could have made the same claim – as illustrated by an April 14, 2016, headline on Fortune magazine’s website when Barack Obama was president: “Unemployment Claims Fall to Lowest Since 1973.” Trump made his remarks while hosting a group of minority business owners in the Oval Office.

"There were no special factors impacting this week’s initial claims," said the DoL. This all brings the four-week moving average down to 312,000 from 316,750.. "This is the lowest level for this.

3 days ago US weekly jobless claims fall to 3-month low.. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits fell to 209,000 for the week ended July 6, the lowest level since April, the Labor Department said.. the lowest level since June 2007. The so-called continuing claims data covered the household survey week from which the unemployment rate is calculated. Continuing claims fell 68,000 between the June. the lowest level for initial jobless claims since October 1969.

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2014-05-15  · The seasonally adjusted initial unemployment claims was 297,000 for the week ending May 10. That’s down 24,000 from the previous week’s total. This is the lowest level for initial claims since May 12, 2007, when they were 297,000. The actual number of initial unemployment claims under state programs was 269,689 for the week ending May 10.

Consumer spending reaffirms likelihood of December interest rate hike The Federal Reserve left its key interest rate unchanged. the Fed won’t resume raising rates until inflation hits or exceeds its 2% target. Too-low inflation is seen as an obstacle because it tends.

The Department of Labor just published its latest tally of initial unemployment insurance claims. Claims climbed to just 304,000, which was below the 315,000 forecasted by economists.