Articles About unemployment rate
September 05, 2014
Sometimes economists grossly overestimate. Friday’s jobs report from the Department of Labor took analysts by surprise.
September 04, 2014
The labor market appears to progressing back to health steadily. But appearances aren't everything.
August 21, 2014
If the past five weeks can be taken as the beginning of a new trend, then the weekly first time jobless claims are evidence of stabilization.
August 14, 2014
Last week's modest uptick in jobless claims is not surprising, nor alarming.
August 01, 2014
Is the U.S. economy “doing what it should” by creating more than 200,000 jobs -- a level considered to be an important benchmark of economic health?
July 25, 2014
Last week, the number of Americans filing initial applications for unemployment benefits declined by 19,000 to 284,000, the fewest since February 2006.
July 10, 2014
Jobless claims -- which serve as a proxy for layoffs -- are once again trending near a seven-year low.
July 03, 2014
In many ways, the Department of Labor’s June Employment Situation Report was proof that the underlying trends in the U.S. labor market are strengthening.