Economic Numbers

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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8:56am

Wed August 21, 2013
Business

Sales Of Existing Homes Rose 6.5 Percent In July

Originally published on Wed August 21, 2013 9:22 am

A "sale pending" sign in San Anselmo, Calif., earlier this year.
Justin Sullivan Getty Images

There was a strong increase in sales of existing homes in July, the National Association of Realtors reports, in yet another sign that the important housing sector is back on its feet.

In fact, says The Associated Press, sales approached "a healthy level for the first time since November 2009."

According to the NAR:

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7:00am

Thu August 15, 2013
Business

Jobless Claims Drop To Pre-Recession Level

Originally published on Thu August 15, 2013 8:37 am

The scene at a career fair held by the National Urban League last month in Philadelphia.
Mark Makela Reuters/Landov

There were 320,000 first-time claims for unemployment insurance filed last week, the Employment and Training Administration reports.

Not only is that 15,000 fewer than had been filed the week before, it's also the lowest number for any single week since before the U.S. economy officially slipped into its most recent recession, in December 2007.

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6:53am

Thu August 8, 2013
The Two-Way

Weekly Jobless Claims Hold Steady

Originally published on Thu August 8, 2013 8:54 am

The scene at a job fair in Manhattan earlier this year.
Mario Tama Getty Images

There were 333,000 first-time claims for unemployment insurance last week, the Employment and Training Administration says. Claims were up 1.5 percent from the previous week's 328,000 — and basically remained at the lower end of the range where they've stayed for the better part of the last two years.

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