The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell more than expected, suggesting strengthening of labor markets.
Jobless Claims Decline by 10,000 for Week
Jobless claims decreased by 10,000 to 307,000 in the week ended Jan. 17, from a revised 317,000 in the prior period, a Labor Department report showed.
Facts and falsehoods about the US labor market: A long-read Q&A with Adam Ozimek
Moody's Analytics economist Adam Ozimek joins me on the show to talk unemployment, wage growth, and all things economic policy.
OPEC Watchers Search for Hints in Vienna
When the dozen oil ministers from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries convene in their headquarters in Vienna this week, few expect the meeting to make history.
EU competition chief hints at new data rules for tech firms
LONDON (AP) -- The European Union's powerful competition chief indicated Friday that she's looking at expanding regulations on personal data, dropping an
Jobless Claims Fall By 20,000 in March 28 Week
The number of Americans seeking first-time unemployment benefits fell to near the lowest level in 15 years last week, a sign of continued improvement in the labor market.
Jobless Claims Rise by 10,000 for Week
Initial jobless claims rose by 10,000 last week, but holiday closures prevented five states from completing a full count, the Labor Department said Thursday.
U.S. jobless claims fall 10,000 to 316,000
Reporter WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) - The number of new applications for unemployment benefits fell by 10,000 to 316,000 in the week ended Nov. 23, the Labor Department said Thursday. That's the lowest level since the last week of September, though claims are often volatile during the holiday season and harder to decipher as an indicator of labor-market trends. Economists surveyed by MarketWatch expected claims to rise to…
This Is What Happens To Initial Jobless Claims Before A Recession
Later today we get initial jobless claims, and analysts are looking for 385K, vs. 386K in the week before This number has been fairly steady lately, but it's been on a slight updrift since a couple months ago. As initial claims represent one of the best market and economic datapoints there is, the drift higher is worrisome. So how are things looking compared to times in the past when the economy went into recession? Very good, actually. This chart is by Matt Busigin…
Fed Minutes Could Offer Hints on Timing of Rate Rises
The Federal Reserve is set to release the minutes of its last meeting later. Here’s what to watch.
WSJ City: Fed Hints at June Rate Rise, Bayer Approaches Monsanto
Why the recent spike in jobless claims is likely to fade
Wall Street clearly doesn’t buy the idea that layoffs in the U.S. are escalating. Economists polled by MarketWatch predict initial jobless claims will fall to 270,000 in mid-May from a 14-month high of 294,000.
Initial Jobless Claims Surge Most In 10 Months
This trend does not appear to be your friend. Initial Jobless Claims are unchanged since February 2016 after today's 18k spike to 258k. The last 3 weeks have seen a 15% surge in claims - the biggest spike since May 2016 (and before that since Dec 2013).
Jobless Claims: How Low Can They Go?
In last week's update on weekly jobless claims, we described the trend in claims as "doing the limbo." Taking the analogy one step further, this week we ask, "How low can they go?" First-time jobless claims came in at 211K this week versus estimates for a level of 225K. Last week's print of 209K was…
Alzheimer's: Why is the Brain Deteriorating?
Cognitive decline occurs for many reasons and there are several simple things you can do to save your brain from undue deterioration.
Why Are the Humanities Deteriorating?
The New Republic posted a little forum yesterday under the title “Do Humans Still Need to Study the Humanities?” The editors asked four former presidents of major institutions to answer the question. All of them state their commitment to humanities instruction and their regret that the fields have become marginal in recent years.
The 10 Agents of Deterioration
The 10 Agents of Deterioration are the most common and preventable problems that cause permanent harm to any collection, no matter if you are in a museum or at home. Being aware of these “agents” allows collectors to create a plan for the long term care and preservation for their artifacts. The 10 agents are: Fire, Water, Pest, Physical Force, Neglect, Theft and Vandalism, Incorrect Temperature, Incorrect Humidity, Chemical Deterioration, and Light.
Here's Canopy Growth's Top Rival (Hint: It Isn't Aurora Cannabis, Cronos Group, or Tilray)
And it could take a long time for Canopy Growth to beat its most significant challenger.
North Korea hints at halt to 20-month-old moratorium on nuclear and missile testing
Pyongyang says U.S. is not living up to President Donald Trump’s controversial commitment to suspend some joint military exercises with South Korea.
Initial jobless claims have been below 300,000 for 100 weeks