Economic Numbers

7:04am

Thu September 12, 2013
Business

Jobless Claims Hit 7-Year Low, But Data Weren't Complete

At a Target store in San Francisco last month, job seekers waited in line.
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6:42am

Fri September 6, 2013
Business

Jobless Rate Ticks Down To 7.3 Percent; 169,000 Jobs Added

Originally published on Fri September 6, 2013 12:30 pm

A recruiter for Cigna greets a job seeker at a career fair in Philadelphia over the summer.
Mark Makela Reuters /Landov

The nation's jobless rate dipped to 7.3 percent in August from 7.4 percent in July as 169,000 jobs were added to public and private payrolls, the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimated Friday morning.

The figures were roughly in line with what economists had been expecting to hear.

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5:51am

Fri September 6, 2013
Business

'Pretty Solid Jobs Report' Likely; Will Fed Then Dial Back?

Originally published on Fri September 6, 2013 7:35 am

The scene last month at a "Beyond the Dream" job fair in Brooklyn, N.Y. Data on the month's job growth and unemployment rate are due Friday morning.
Spencer Platt Getty Images

Economists expect to hear that about 180,000 jobs were added to payrolls and that the nation's unemployment rate held steady at 7.4 percent last month when the Bureau of Labor Statistics issues its highly anticipated report about the August employment situation at 8:30 a.m. ET.

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6:43am

Thu September 5, 2013
Business

Job Growth Cooled A Bit In August, Report Signals

Originally published on Thu September 5, 2013 7:39 am

7:59am

Thu August 22, 2013
Business

Jobless Claims Rose Last Week; Still Around 5-Year Low

Originally published on Thu August 22, 2013 8:46 am

There were 13,000 more claims for unemployment insurance last week than during the week before, the Employment and Training Administration says.

According to the agency, 336,000 first-time claims were filed, up from 323,000 the week before.

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