Tag Archive for ‘insured unemployment rate’

Initial Jobless Claims Fall to 787,000

Weekly initial jobless claims decreased for the week ending October 17, and continuing claims, which lag initial jobless claims by one week, fell for the week ending October 10. The decreases in initial and continuing claims partially reflect that labor market continues to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, albeit slowly. Also, as unemployment benefits are expiring, claimants may move to… Read More ›

Continuing Claims Continue to Decline

According to the Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report released by the U.S. Department of Labor today, weekly initial jobless claims increased for the week ending October 10, while continuing claims, which lag initial jobless claims by one week, fell for the week ending October 3. Labor market continues to struggle to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. In the week ending… Read More ›

Continuing Claims Fall Sharply

According to the Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report released by the U.S. Department of Labor today, weekly initial jobless claims decreased slightly for the week ending October 3, and continuing claims, which lag initial jobless claims by one week, fell sharply for the week ending September 26. The data indicate that labor market continues to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic,… Read More ›

Initial and Continuing Claims Fall

According to the Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report released by the U.S. Department of Labor today, weekly initial jobless claims declined by 36,000 in the week ending September 26, and continuing claims, which lag initial jobless claims by one week, decreased by nearly 1 million to 11.8 million for the week ending September 19. The decreases in initial jobless claims… Read More ›

Continuing Claims Continue to Decrease

According to the Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report released by the U.S. Department of Labor today, weekly initial jobless claims inched up during the week ending September 19, and continuing claims, which lag initial jobless claims by one week, decreased for the week ending September 12. The data indicate that labor market continues to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, but… Read More ›

Weekly Jobless Claims Remain Unchanged

Weekly initial jobless claims remained unchanged for the week ending September 5, and continuing claims, which lag initial jobless claims by one week, increased by 93,000 for the week ending August 29.  This week’s data indicate a slow improvement in labor market that badly damaged by the COVID-19 pandemic. The U.S. Department of Labor released the Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims… Read More ›

Weekly Jobless Claims Fall as A New Methodology Applies

Both weekly initial jobless claims and continuing claims, which lag initial jobless claims by one week, declined, mainly reflecting a change in the methodology from the Labor Department. Starting in September 3, 2020, instead of multiplying the unadjusted number by the seasonal factor, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) has decided to use the additive method to seasonally adjust the… Read More ›

Weekly Jobless Claims Jump to Over 1.1 Million

Weekly initial jobless claims jumped back to above 1 million in the week ending August 15. Continuing claims, which lags initial jobless claims by one week, has declined for three weeks in a row. This week’s data indicate that the road to economic recovery may not be smooth, but bumpy. The U.S. Department of Labor released the Unemployment Insurance Weekly… Read More ›