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  • Initial jobless claims dropped sharply to 331,000 last week

    Initial jobless claims dropped sharply to 331,000 last week
    WASHINGTON -- In a positive sign heading into Friday's unemployment report, initial jobless claims dropped sharply last week, offsetting a surprising jump the previous week. There were 331,000 people who applied for first-time unemployment benefits in...
  • A sincere message for the jobless among us

    A sincere message for the jobless among us
    It appears that on Dec. 28, barring unexpected political action that would amount to a true Christmas miracle, 1.3 million jobless Americans will stop receiving unemployment benefits. This is to those people: I'm sorry this is happening. I'm sorry...
  • Current Mortgage Rates Affected By Recent Drop in Unemployment

    Current Mortgage Rates Affected By Recent Drop in Unemployment Last week, the November jobs report was released by the Labor Department and was quite a shock for many investors who consistently watch these numbers. Due to the connection between the...
  • Initial jobless claims down slightly to 326,000 last week

    Initial jobless claims down slightly to 326,000 last week
    WASHINGTON -- Initial jobless claims dropped slightly last week to the lowest level since November, the Labor Department said Thursday. The number of people filing for first-time unemployment benefits fell to 326,000 from a downwardly revised 328,000...
  • California posts strong job growth

    California posts strong job growth
    California's economy showed renewed signs of strength last month when employers added the most jobs since October 2012, the state Employment Development Department reported Friday. Employers created a net 44,300 jobs in November, led by a surge in...
  • Initial jobless claims drop slightly

    Initial jobless claims drop slightly
    WASHINGTON -- Initial jobless claims dropped slightly last week, ending the year on a downward trend as holiday season volatility appeared to ease. The number of people filing for first-time unemployment benefits dropped to 339,000 in the week ended...
  • Initial jobless claims drop by 42,000

    Initial jobless claims drop by 42,000
    The number of people filing for initial unemployment benefits dropped by 42,000, the largest drop in over a year, the Labor Department reported Thursday. In the week ending Dec. 21, the number of seasonally adjusted jobless claims was 338,000, down from...
  • Labor Department watchdog wants change in way jobs data is released

    A Labor Department watchdog has called for a change in the way sensitive weekly jobs data is released to the public, recommending an end to the long practice of giving information to journalists first. The decades-long "lockup" method, in which...
  • U.S. job growth is a meager 74,000 in December

    U.S. job growth is a meager 74,000 in December
    WASHINGTON — A surprisingly poor jobs report Friday put a damper on the increasingly rosy projections for economic growth and cast doubt on whether the Federal Reserve will continue to pull back on its stimulus efforts later this month. After a...
  • Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates fall, with 30-year loans averaging 4.22%

    Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates fall, with 30-year loans averaging 4.22%
    Fixed mortgage rates fell early this week in the wake of a decline in the inflation rate, with Freddie Mac pegging the 30-year loan at an average of 4.22%, down from 4.35% last week. But the trend Thursday was once again toward higher rates. Freddie...
  • Broward unemployment falls to 5.3 percent; Palm Beach County at 6.7

    Broward unemployment falls to 5.3 percent; Palm Beach County at 6.7
    While the federal government was shutdown, Florida and South Florida's unemployment rate was dropping and the state was adding jobs, according to new data released Friday by the state. Florida's unemployment rate fell to 6.7 percent in October -- the...
  • U.S. job openings, hiring hit five-year highs in September

    U.S. job openings, hiring hit five-year highs in September
    U.S. job openings in September grew by 69,000 from the year before to 3.9 million, one of the highest levels since 2008, signaling the economy has continued expanding moderately, the Labor Department reported Friday. Since September 2012, the number...