Employment made a surprise recovery to pre-pandemic levels in July, news that was welcomed by President Joe Biden ahead of key midterm elections.
Lack of access to healthcare during the unemployment period is believed to be one of the major contributors to complications later in life.
Initial unemployment claims in the U.S. surged to an eight-month high in a sign that the labor market may be slowing down, adding to fears that a recession may be inevitable.
The new study found a bidirectional relationship between loneliness and unemployment.
"There’s a clear power shift underway, as people rethink priorities," said one expert.
Retail sales saw a notable boost in January with sales rising 3.8% despite concerns about the Omicon variant of COVID-19 and rising inflation.
Initial unemployment claims for the last week of January beat forecasted expectations.
"The Great Resignation" has hit some states harder than others.
Initial unemployment claims in the U.S. surged sharply to a three-month high on Thursday, an ominous sign of Omicron’s toll on the labor market and a worrisome employment picture.
Initial unemployment claims in the U.S. leapt to a fresh high on Thursday, hitting 230,000 new claims after posting weeks of figures that fell below pre-pandemic levels.
Initial unemployment claims inched higher in the U.S. to 207,000 for the last week of 2021. These numbers arrive one day before the monthly jobs report arrives from the Labor Department to gauge hiring in last December.
The U.S economy has been treading a steady path towards recovery after two years of disruption from COVID-19. While the process isn't yet complete, a new study aims to show just how well some states have rebounded since the start of the pandemic.
The latest report on U.S retail sales was a disappointment after coming up short of expectations that the holiday shopping season may boost sales.
In its weekly report, the Labor Department found that there were 184,000 initial unemployment claims in the last week. The last time comparable numbers were seen was the 182,000 low in September 1969.
The job market grew in October with 11 million job openings as 4.2 million quit their jobs and another 1.4 million were laid off.
The U.S Labor Department reported that the number of initial unemployment claims leapt to 222,000, only one week after recording lows not seen since 1969.
Initial unemployment claims fell sharply below pre-pandemic levels and hit 199,000, the Department of Labor reported on Wednesday. These levels have not been seen since November 1969.
The U.S.Department of Labor found that the number of initial unemployment claims has fallen slightly. However, it barely budged from where it was last week, falling once again below forecasts expecting larger drops.
The number of initial unemployment claims in the U.S. has fallen for a third week in a row and is slowly inching closer to pre-pandemic lows. This data arrives only days before the Federal Reserve is set to meet on Monday.
The state of job hiring received a boon Wednesday when a new payroll report showed that 568,000 new positions were created in September with the hospitality sector leading the surge.
Retail sales have risen 0.7% in August despite concerns for the Delta variant and rising jobless claims.
The U.S. Labor Department’s weekly job report shows that initial unemployment claims dropped to 310,000 filings, a new pandemic low that has been touted as proof of the U.S. economy’s continuing recovery. However, the number of Americans continuing to file is still worse than anticipated.
Job openings increased by 10.9 million in July as employers struggled to find new employees.
New data released on Thursday for the number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits shows that only 340,000 claims were filed, a new lowest level for initial claims since March 14, 2020, when first-time claims totaled 256,000 before the COVID-19 pandemic
States that cut federal unemployment benefits are not bringing more Americans back into the workforce compared to states that are continuing these programs.
The unemployment crisis is targeting unemployed Gen X at higher rates as the world transitions to a virtual workspace.
Twenty-six states withdraw from unemployment financial assistance programs as America still faces pandemic hurdles.
A leading economic indicator found greater economic activity in June.
Last week marked the highest weekly initial jobless claims since May 15.
The U.S. ranked sixth in pessimism towards children’s financial futures, global survey found.