jobless claims Archive

Weekly Unemployment Insurance Claims Still Generally Declining

Initial claims for unemployment insurance[1] filed in the week ended April 12 increased slightly from last week’s level to 304,000. The increase of 2,000 claims can be considered as  weekly volatility in the data. In fact, the 4-week moving...

Unemployment Insurance Claims Drop to Lowest Since 2000

Initial claims for unemployment insurance[1] filed in the week ended April 5 dropped to their lowest level in years to 300,000. The last time the weekly number of claims filed hit around this level was in 2000. The Department...

Jobless Claims Normalize

In each Economic Update, the Research staff analyzes recently released economic indicators and addresses what these indicators mean for REALTORS® and their clients. Today’s update discusses unemployment insurance claims....

Positive Data Released Today: Fewer Jobless Claims and Tame Inflation

Data released today on the number of unemployment insurance claims for the week ending February 15 and January inflation data are positives for the housing sector. Job stability continues to improve in 2014. Initial claims for unemployment insurance in...

The Latest on Employment Conditions

In each Economic Update, the Research staff analyzes recently released economic indicators and addresses what these indicators mean for REALTORS® and their clients. Today’s update discusses the latest data on the unemployment rate....