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U.S. initial jobless claims down last week

The Labor Department reported that initial jobless claims fell by 16,000 last week to 193,000, the lowest level since April. Initial jobless claims are well below 215,000, the weekly average before the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States. Meanwhile, the…

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U.S. initial jobless claims lower than expected last week

Initial jobless claims rose 5,000 to 213,000 last week, according to the Labor Department. However, it was below analysts’ estimates of 218,000. Jobless claims are below 215,000, the weekly average for the pre-COVID-19 pandemic period in the United States. Meanwhile,…

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U.S. initial jobless claims lower than expected last week

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, initial jobless claims fell by 5,000 last week to 213,000. This marked the fifth consecutive week of declines in initial claims, reaching a 3-month low, while analysts had expected an increase to 226,000.…

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Philippine unemployment rate was down to 5.2% in July

The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported that the unemployment rate in the Philippines fell to 5.2% in July, with about 2.6 million Filipinos unemployed. The director of the PSA said online that the unemployment rate in July reached the lowest…

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The unemployment rate in Germany rose to 5.5% in August

The unemployment rate in Germany rose in August as more Ukrainian refugees arrived in Germany following the Russian invasion of Ukraine forcing many people to migrate. In Germany, the number of unemployed rose by 28,000 in August, resulting in an…

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Japan’s unemployment rate was unchanged at 2.6% in July

Government data released today show that the unemployment rate in Japan was unchanged at 2.6% in July. The number of job vacancies rose for the seventh month in a row, reaching its highest level in two years. Economists’ opinion polls…

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