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Thursday
Mar142013

Jobless Claims Fall to 332,000

Spencer Platt/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Jobless claims continued their downward trend in the first full week of March, falling by 10,000, according to the latest figures released Thursday by the Labor Department.

For the week ending March 9, the number of people filing for benefits dropped to 332,000.  The previous week, claims stood at 342,000.

The four-week average also fell, decreasing by 2,750 to 346,750.

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Thursday
Mar072013

Jobless Claims Drop to 340K Ahead of February Jobs Report

Spencer Platt/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Jobless claims wrapped up the month of February by falling to 340,000 last week, the Labor Department reported on Thursday.

For the week ending March 2, the number of people filing for benefits dropped 7,000 from the previous week's tally of 347,000.

The four-week average also decreased by the same amount -- 7,000 -- to end at 348,750, the lowest level in five years.

Americans will get a better picture of how the jobs market fared in February when the Labor Department releases its monthly employment report at 8:30 a.m. ET on Friday.

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Thursday
Feb282013

Jobless Claims Tumble to 344,000

Spencer Platt/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Jobless claims dropped last week, falling by 22,000, according to the latest figures released Thursday by the Labor Department.

For the week ending Feb. 23, the number of people filing for benefits shot down to 344,000.  The previous week, claims stood at 366,000.

The four-week average also feel, decreasing by 6,750 to 355,000.

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Thursday
Feb212013

Jobless Claims Rise to 362,000

Spencer Platt/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Jobless claims jumped last week, rising by 20,000, according to the latest figures released Thursday by the Labor Department.

For the week ending Feb. 16, the number of people filing for benefits shot up to 362,000.  The previous week, claims stood at 342,000.

The four-week average also rose, increasing by 8,000 to 360,750.

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Thursday
Feb142013

Jobless Claims Fall to 341,000

Spencer Platt/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Jobless claims continued to fall last week, dropping by 27,000, according to the latest figures released Thursday by the Labor Department.

For the week ending Feb. 9, the number of people filing for benefits tumbled to 341,000.  The previous week, claims stood at 368,000.

The four-week average, meanwhile, ticked up slightly, increasing by 1,500 to 352,500.

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Thursday
Feb072013

Jobless Claims Dip to 366,000

Spencer Platt/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Claims for unemployment benefits took a slight dip last week, falling by 5,000, according to the latest figures released Thursday by the Labor Department.

For the week ending Feb. 2, the number of people filing for benefits dropped to 366,000. The previous week, claims stood at 371,000.

The four-week average also decreased, slipping by 2,250 to 350,500.

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Thursday
Jan312013

Jobless Claims Jump to 368,000

Spencer Platt/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Jobless claims shot up last week, rising by 38,000, according to the latest figures released Thursday by the Labor Department.

For the week ending Jan. 26, the number of people filing for benefits jumped to 368,000.  The previous week, claims stood at 330,000.

The four-week average also increased, climbing by 250 to 352,000.

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Thursday
Jan172013

Jobless Claims Tumble to 335,000

Spencer Platt/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Jobless claims turned around in the second week of January, falling by 37,000, the Labor Department reported on Thursday.

For the week ending Jan. 12, the number of people filing for benefits dropped to 335,000.  The previous week, claims stood at 373,000.

The four-week average also went down, decreasing by 6,750 to 359,250.

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Thursday
Jan102013

Jobless Claims Jump to 371K in First Week of 2013

Spencer Platt/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Jobless claims rose by 4,000 last week to kick off the new year, the Labor Department reported on Thursday.

For the week ending Jan. 5, the number of people filing for benefits jumped to 371,000. The previous week, claims stood at 367,000.

The four-week average also went up, climbing by 6,750 to 365,750.

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Thursday
Jan032013

Jobless Claims Rise to 372K Ahead of December Jobs Report

Spencer Platt/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Jobless claims wrapped up the month of December increasing by 10,000 last week, according to the latest figures from the Labor Department.

The agency said on Thursday that for the week ending Dec. 29, the number of people filing for benefits rose to 372,000.  The previous week, claims stood at 362,000.

The four-week average also went up, climbing by 250 to 359,750.

On Friday, Americans will get to see how the jobs market fared in December when the Labor Department releases its monthly employment report at 8:30 a.m. ET.

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