Economy Jul 22

A sign advertising job openings is seen outside of a Starbucks in Manhattan, New York City, New York
U.S. jobless claims rise to 419,000 from a pandemic low

The weekly number of first-time applications for benefits, which generally tracks layoffs, has fallen steadily since topping 900,000 in early January. Economists say the increase is most likely a blip caused by some one-time factors.

Jul 01

The number of Americans applying for unemployment aid fell again last week to the lowest level since the pandemic struck last year, further evidence that the job market and the broader economy are rebounding rapidly from the coronavirus recession.