Initial jobless claims fall 2K to 291,000 for week

Initial jobless claims edged up by a scant 1,000 to 291,000 in the seven days from March 8 to March 14. Economists polled by MarketWatch had expected claims to total a seasonally adjusted 290,000.

Initial jobless claims, a sign of the pace of layoffs, increased by 21,000 to 313,000 for the week ended november 22, the Labor Department said. The prior week’s level was upwardly revised to 292,000 from 291,000. The four-week moving average of claims rose by 6,250 to 294,000, compared with 334,750 a year ago.

Jobless claims were 291,000 the week before, and have now been under 300,000 for three straight weeks. The four-week moving average was of claims fell 7,750 to 297,000. Fewer unemployment claims are a sign of slower layoffs, and a drop in claims taken as a positive sign for net job growth.

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Continuing jobless claims in the week ended March 14 fell to 2.416 million from 2.422 million in the preceding week. Analysts had expected continuing claims to decline to 2.403 million.

Initial jobless claims, a sign of the pace of layoffs, fell by 9,000 to 282,000 in the week to March 21, the Labor Department said. The decline was stronger than expected; the consensus estimate was for claims to dip to 290,000 from the prior week’s 291,000 number.

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 · The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell less than expected last week, but continued to point to strengthening labor market conditions. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits slipped 2,000 to a seasonally adjusted 291,000 for the week ended Nov. 15, the Labor Department said on Thursday.

Jobless claims for the week ending Sept. 27 printed at 287,000, a decrease of 8,000 from the previous week’s revised level. The previous week’s level was revised up by 2,000 from 293,000 to 295,000.

The latest report for weekly initial jobless claims is set to be released at 8:30 AM. Expectations are for the report to show claims fall down to 288,000, from last week’s 291,000. Last week,

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NEW YORK – Initial unemployment claims in the United States fell by 9,000 to 282,000 in the week ending March 21, following an unrevised 291,000 reading in the previous week. Market expectations had been for little change at 290,000, RBC Economics reported today. The four-week moving average of.

First-time claims for unemployment rose slightly to 291,000 for the week ending March 14, but not by as much as analysts feared.