Tag: US Labour Market

In the U.S.: U.S. Stock Futures Rise as Jobless Rate Declines

5 October 2012

Turning point in Presidential race? “Today’s employment report is the penultimate before the November elections.”

U.S. stock futures rose, with the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index heading for the first weekly gain in three, after data showed the nation added 114,000 jobs last month and the unemployment rate unexpectedly fell. Read more…

In the U.S.: Jobless claims post biggest fall since April

5 July 2012

Markets still somewhat flat even with substantial drops in jobless claims, as Euro fears persist.

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits last week fell by the most in two months, government data showed on Thursday, a hopeful sign for the struggling labor market. Read more…

In the U.S.: Jobless claims show U.S. labor market struggling

21 June 2012

Q1 job numbers not sustained, as “another month of sub-par jobs data” is expected.

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits was little changed last week, according to government data on Thursday that suggested the labor market was struggling to regain momentum. Read more…

In the U.S.: Jobless claims rise last week

14 June 2012

“Fundamental weakness in the labor market,” or short-term correction? Hard to say with global pressures piling on.

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly rose last week, government data on Thursday showed, suggesting persistent weakness in the labor market after stumbling badly in recent months. Read more…