Bloomberg: Jobless Claims Data Underscores Health of Labor Market

Bloomberg reported that the number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits rose by 3,000 to 269,000 last week.

Jobless Claims Hit 15-Year Low

In the week ending April 25, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 262,000, the lowest level for initial claims since April 15, 2000.

Jobless Claims Reach 15-Year Low

In the week ending April 4, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 281,000, an increase of 14,000 from the previous week’s revised level and the lowest level since June 3,200.

Decrease in Jobless Claims Signals ‘Persistent Labor Market Strength’

In the week ending March 28, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 268,000, a decrease of 20,000 from the previous week’s revised level, signaling persistent labor-market strength.

Jobless Claims Reach Five-Week Low

In the week ending March 21, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 282,000, a decrease of 9,000 from the previous week, and a five-week low.

Decrease in Jobless Claims Signifies Market Improvement

In the week ending March 7, 2015, initial claims decreased 36,000 from the previous week, the U.S. Department of Labor reported, possibly signaling a leveling of the market to more consistent improvement.

Jobless Claims Reach Highest Level in Nine Months

In the week ending February 28, the advance figure for initial claims was 320,000, an increase of 7,000 from the previous week’s unrevised level of 313,000, the highest level in nine months.

Drop in Jobless Claims Boosts U.S. Consumer Confidence

In the week ending February 14, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 283,000, a decrease of 21,000 from the previous week’s unrevised level of 304,000.

U.S. Jobless Claims Increase by 25,000

In the week ending February 7, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 304,000, an increase of 25,000 from the previous week’s revised level, according to a U.S. Labor Department report.

Jobless Claims Signal Improving Market

The U.S. Department of Labor reported jobless claims ending the week of January 31, 2015 were 278,000, an increase from the previous week, but fewer than were expected to file.