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October 14, 2021, 4:26 PM

US unemployment claims fall to lowest level since pandemic

The decline in layoffs comes amid an otherwise unusual job market.
October 14, 2021, 4:26 PM
October 9, 2021, 2:57 PM

ABC News Live: Disappointing numbers in latest jobs report

Plus, new developments in the Capitol insurrection investigation, and the CDC announced it will meet to discuss Johnson & Johnson and Moderna boosters.
October 9, 2021, 2:57 PM
ABC News Live: Disappointing numbers in latest jobs report
October 9, 2021, 2:57 PM

September jobs report falls short of analysts’ expectations

Numbers released in the latest jobs report fell well below analysts’ estimates and an examination on whether enhanced unemployment benefits affected hiring.
October 9, 2021, 2:57 PM
September jobs report falls short of analysts’ expectations
October 8, 2021, 8:45 PM

Biden remarks on September jobs report

U.S. employers added 194K jobs last month, well below estimates.
October 8, 2021, 8:45 PM
Biden remarks on September jobs report
October 8, 2021, 5:47 PM

Employers add a dismal 194,000 jobs in September, unemployment rate at 4.8%

Hiring fell far below economists' expectations last month.
October 8, 2021, 5:47 PM
Employers add a dismal 194,000 jobs in September, unemployment rate at 4.8%
October 7, 2021, 1:02 PM

US jobless claims fall to 326,000, first drop in four weeks

The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell last week, another sign that the U.S. job market and economy continue their steady recovery from last year’s coronavirus recession
October 7, 2021, 1:02 PM
September 30, 2021, 12:42 PM

US unemployment claims rise for third straight week to 362,000

US unemployment claims rise for third straight week to 362,000
September 30, 2021, 12:42 PM
1 month ago

US jobless claims tick up from near a pandemic low

The number of Americans applying for unemployment aid rose last week for a second straight week to 351,000, a sign that the delta variant of the coronavirus may be disrupting the job market’s recovery, at least temporarily
1 month ago
1 month ago

US unemployment claims rise after hitting pandemic low

The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits moved up last week to 332,000 from a pandemic low, a sign that worsening COVID-19 infections may have slightly increased layoffs
1 month ago
1 month ago

US jobless claims reach a pandemic low as economy recovers

The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell sharply last week to 310,000, a pandemic low and a sign that the surge in COVID-19 cases caused by the delta variant has yet to lead to widespread layoffs
1 month ago
US jobless claims reach a pandemic low as economy recovers
1 month ago

Economy added far less jobs last month than expected

U.S. Labor Secretary Marty Walsh joins "GMA" to discuss recruiting employees.
1 month ago
Economy added far less jobs last month than expected
1 month ago

By the Numbers: US hiring dropped sharply in August

U.S. hiring slowed dramatically in August, a sign that the delta variant may be weakening the economic recovery.
1 month ago
By the Numbers: US hiring dropped sharply in August
2 months ago

Biden addresses August jobs report

Employers added 235K jobs last month, well below expectations.
2 months ago
Biden addresses August jobs report
2 months ago

Employers add 235,000 jobs in August and unemployment rate dips to 5.2%

The latest data comes as the more contagious delta variant upends the recovery.
2 months ago
Jobs report way below expectations as delta variant upends recovery
2 months ago

Millions to lose jobless aid as claims fall to pandemic low

The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell last week to 340,000.
2 months ago
US jobless claims reach a pandemic low as hiring strengthens
2 months ago

US jobless claims rise by 4,000 to 353,000

The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits rose for the first time in five weeks even though the economy and job market have been recovering briskly from the coronavirus pandemic
2 months ago
US jobless claims rise by 4,000 to 353,000
2 months ago

Employers added 943,000 jobs in July across US

The most jobs added were in "leisure and hospitality," the group that was the hardest hit during the pandemic as bars and restaurants closed or were restricted.
2 months ago
Employers added 943,000 jobs in July across US
2 months ago

Latest jobs report looks promising

Employers added 943,000 jobs in July as the unemployment rate fell to 5.4%. President Joe Biden called that “indisputable” proof his recovery plan is working.
2 months ago
Latest jobs report looks promising
2 months ago

Employers added 943,000 jobs last month, unemployment rate falls to 5.4% as recovery gains steam

The data comes as the delta variant threatens a return to normalcy.
2 months ago
Unemployment rate falls to 5.4% as recovery picks up steam
2 months ago

Strong jobs numbers show president’s plan working: White House economic adviser

The U.S. economy added 943,000 jobs in July and the unemployment rate fell to 5.4%.
2 months ago
Strong jobs numbers show president’s plan working: White House economic adviser
2 months ago

US adds 943,000 jobs in July, unemployment falls to 5.4%

Markets are reacting to the positive economic news as the opening bell rang on Wall Street.
2 months ago
US adds 943,000 jobs in July, unemployment falls to 5.4%
2 months ago

July jobs report to show if economy is recovering from pandemic

Economists will be focused on how many jobs were created in July as a way to see how businesses have been affected by the delta variant.
2 months ago
July jobs report to show if economy is recovering from pandemic
2 months ago

Biden reflects on July jobs report

Unemployment fell to 5.4%, as 943,000 new jobs were added in the United States.
2 months ago
Biden reflects on July jobs report
2 months ago

US jobless claims down 14,000 to 385,000 as economy rebounds

The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell last week by 14,000 to 385,000, more evidence that the economy and the job market are rebounding briskly from the coronavirus recession
2 months ago
US jobless claims drop by 14,000 to 385,000
3 months ago

US jobless claims down 24,000 to 400,000 as economy recovers

The number of Americans collecting unemployment benefits slid last week, another sign that the job market continues to recover rapidly from the coronavirus recession
3 months ago
US jobless claims down 24,000 to 400,000 as economy recovers
3 months ago

US jobless claims rise to 419,000 from a pandemic low

The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits rose last week from the lowest point of the pandemic, even as the job market appears to be rebounding on the strength of a reopened economy
3 months ago
3 months ago

US unemployment claims fall to 360,000, a new pandemic low

The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits has reached its lowest level since the pandemic struck last year, further evidence that the U.S. economy and job market are quickly rebounding from the pandemic recession
3 months ago
US unemployment claims fall to 360,000, a new pandemic low
4 months ago

ABC News Update: Biden touts economy after jobs report beats expectations

Plus, millions of Americans hit the road and take to the air for July 4 and search and rescue efforts resume in Surfside, Florida.
4 months ago
ABC News Update: Biden touts economy after jobs report beats expectations
4 months ago

By the Numbers: June jobs report shows improvement

The latest jobs report shows post-pandemic promise with 850,000 jobs added in June and average hourly pay increasing by 3.6% since the same time last year.
4 months ago
By the Numbers: June jobs report shows improvement
4 months ago

US hiring accelerated in June as workers earned higher pay

America’s employers added 850,000 jobs in June, well above the average of the previous three months and a sign that companies may be having an easier time finding enough workers to fill open jobs
4 months ago
US adds a solid 850,000 jobs as economy extends its gains
4 months ago

President Joe Biden remarks on new jobs report

The U.S. economy exceeded expectations, adding 850,000 jobs in June.
4 months ago
President Joe Biden remarks on new jobs report
4 months ago

US jobless claims tick down to 411,000 as economy heals

The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits dropped last week, a sign that layoffs declined and the job market is improving
4 months ago
US jobless claims tick down to 411,000 as economy heals
4 months ago

US jobless claims tick up to 412,000 from a pandemic low

The number of Americans applying for unemployment rose last week.
4 months ago
US jobless claims tick up to 412,000 from a pandemic low
4 months ago

US unemployment claims fall to 376,000, sixth straight drop

The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell for the sixth straight week as the U.S. economy reopens rapidly after being held back for months by the coronavirus pandemic
4 months ago
US unemployment claims fall to 376,000, sixth straight drop
4 months ago

ABC News Live Update: New jobs report shows improvement as unemployment dips

Plus, the CDC urges teens to get vaccinated amid “concerning” new data, and the White House warns businesses to step up cybersecurity.
4 months ago
ABC News Live Update: New jobs report shows improvement as unemployment dips
4 months ago

ABC News Live Update: Biden says US making ‘historic progress’ on economic recovery

Plus, activists wear orange for National Gun Violence Awareness Day and “That Gay Doctor” makes waves on TikTok.
4 months ago
ABC News Live Update: Biden says US making ‘historic progress’ on economic recovery
4 months ago

EXPLAINER: 5 key takeaways from the May jobs report

The American economy delivered 559,000 added jobs in May
4 months ago
4 months ago

US businesses struggle to fill jobs even as hiring picks up

U.S. employers added a modest 559,000 jobs in May, an improvement from April’s sluggish gain but still evidence that many companies are struggling to find enough workers as the economy rapidly recovers from the pandemic recession
4 months ago
4 months ago

US adds 559,000 jobs in May as businesses try to entice workers

The new numbers show improvement, but fell short of analysts’ expectations.
4 months ago
US adds 559,000 jobs in May as businesses try to entice workers
5 months ago

US jobless claims drop to 385,000, another pandemic low

The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell last week for a fifth straight week to a new pandemic low, the latest evidence that the U.S. job market is regaining its health as the economy further reopens
5 months ago
US jobless claims drop to 385,000, another pandemic low
5 months ago

More jobless getting aid than in past even as cutoffs loom

Far more Americans are receiving unemployment benefits than the last time the jobless rate was at the current 6.1%, thanks to a major expansion of the federal safety net that has provided aid to millions of people out of work
5 months ago
5 months ago

US jobless claims fall again as some states end federal aid

Fewer Americans sought unemployment aid last week — the latest encouraging sign for the rebounding U.S. economy — just as Republican-led states are moving to cut off a federal benefit for the jobless
5 months ago
5 months ago

US jobless claims fall to 473K as more GOP governors bar aid

Layoffs have slowed further with economy strengthening.
5 months ago
US unemployment claims drop to 473,000, a new pandemic low
5 months ago

Fewer jobs gained in April than expected

ABC News’ Deirdre Bolton discusses the job market and why fewer Americans were hired last month than expected.
5 months ago
Fewer jobs gained in April than expected
5 months ago

Analysts shocked as jobs report misses expectations by a mile

U.S. employers added 266,000 jobs in April, well short of the million projected by economists.
5 months ago
Analysts shocked as jobs report misses expectations by a mile
5 months ago

Disappointing jobs report well below expectations

The U.S. added 266,000 jobs in April and the unemployment rate rose to 6.1%, calling economic recovery into question.
5 months ago
Disappointing jobs report well below expectations
5 months ago

US unemployment claims fall to a pandemic low of 498,000

The number of Americans seeking unemployment aid fell last week to 498,000, the lowest point since the viral pandemic struck 14 months ago and a sign of the job market’s growing strength as businesses reopen and consumers step up spending
5 months ago
6 months ago

Jobless claims drop 13,000 to 553,000 as economy heals

The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits dropped by 13,000 last week to 553,000, the lowest level since the pandemic hit last March and another sign the economy is recovering from the coronavirus recession
6 months ago
6 months ago

US jobless claims fall to 547,000, another pandemic low

The number of Americans applying for unemployment aid fell last week to 547,000, a new low since the pandemic struck and a further encouraging sign that layoffs are slowing on the strength of an improving job market
6 months ago
6 months ago

With layoffs down and spending up, US rebound gains momentum

A much-awaited economic boom coming off the pandemic recession appeared to edge closer to reality Thursday with fresh data showing the pace of layoffs dwindling, consumers spending freely and manufacturing rebounding
6 months ago