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Jobless claims are up, but unemployment is still low. What does that mean?
The four-week moving average of unemployment benefits claims is at the highest level since late 2021. Is this more evidence of a slowly cooling economy?
Can we tame inflation without hurting workers?
Another week of historically low unemployment claims confirms the job market's on fire
Two years ago, more than 4 million people filed for benefits in a single week. This year, the number's around 180,000.
Workers have more leverage these days, but they're not less stressed
Nearly half of American workers are looking for a new job or plan to in the next year. One-third are ready to quit without a new job lined up.
First-time jobless claims rise — and worse may be yet to come
Analysts say businesses are under pressure and economic confidence has suffered.
Job market looks strong as 2021 ends. 2022 looks uncertain.
Weekly unemployment claims are still hovering at the lowest level we've seen since 1969.
Pandemic postponed major financial decisions for 2 in 5 Americans, survey finds
With more than 18 million still on unemployment, caution remains the watchword.
You can still get unemployment benefits after state payments run out
The federal government is funding 13 additional weeks of unemployment benefits after state payments run out, but getting them can take extra effort.
The unemployment rate in some neighborhoods is triple the national average
In parts of the South Bronx, the unemployment rate was estimated to be nearly 30% in August. Nationwide, it's a little less than 8%.
Many are still waiting for unemployment, months later
For many of those who have now gone months without a paycheck or unemployment, things are dire.