Jobless claims slip by 2,000 filings

Weekly jobless claims have fallen to their lowest level since 1969. According to CNBC: The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits dropped to a 49-1/2-year low last week, pointing to sustained labor market strength that could temper expectations of a sharp slowdown in economic growth.

THE NUMBERS: Applications for jobless benefits slipped by 2,000 to 241,000 after claims had risen by 20,000 in the previous week, the Labor Department reported Thursday. Two weeks ago claims had fallen to a 44-year low of 223,000. The four-week average, which is less volatile, rose by 750 last week to 237,250.

NEW YORK (CNNfn) – The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits were reported at 306,000 for the week ended Oct. 7, up from a revised 301,000 the week before, the government.

The total number of people collecting jobless benefits fell to the lowest level in 28½ years, a further sign of labor-market strength, government data showed. Initial claims slipped 2,000 to a.

Initial claims for state unemployment benefits slipped 1,000 to a seasonally adjusted 230,000 for the week ended Jan. 27, the Labor Department said on Thursday. Data for the prior week was revised to show 2,000 fewer claims received than previously reported. Economists polled by Reuters had forecast claims rising to 238,000 in the latest week.

Jobless Claims Tick Up as Labor market remains tight thomas hawk/flickr The U.S. labor market still is signaling progress even with an increase in filings for unemployment benefits the week of.

Spencer Platt/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — After staying put last week, jobless claims have taken a slight turn downwards, falling by 2,000, the Labor Department reported Thursday.For the week. – The number of people who filed for unemployment assistance in the U.S. last week rose less than expected, according to official data released on Thursday. The number of individuals filing for initial jobless benefits increased by 2,000 to 211,000 the Labor Department said. Analysts had expected claims to rise to 225,000 last week.

The number of individuals filing for initial jobless benefits in the week ending November 24 fell by 2,000 to a seasonally adjusted 238,000 from the previous week’s total of 240,000, which was revised up from 239,000, the U.S. Department of Labor said. Analysts had expected jobless claims to fall to 240,000 last week.

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The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits were unchanged at a. Russell 2000. moving average of the so-called continuing claims slipped 1,000 to 1.67.