The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell for the seventh straight week, to a pandemic low of 268,000.
Articles Tagged: Unemployment
Business News Nov. 4, 2021 11:19 am
The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell to a fresh pandemic low last week, another sign the job market may be healing after last year's coronavirus recession. But in Iowa, initial jobless claims rose to 2,172 — a slight increase from the previous week’s 2,030.
State Government Oct. 20, 2021 4:44 pm
Unemployed Iowans would be required to meet weekly with state case managers, conduct twice as many weekly work searches and undergo audits to prove they're actively looking for work under a new proposal announced Wednesday by Gov. Kim Reynolds.
Employment Sep. 30, 2021 12:44 pm
The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits rose for the third straight week, a sign that the highly contagious delta variant may be slowing a recovery in the job market.
Employment Sep. 23, 2021 1:27 pm
The number of Americans applying for unemployment aid rose last week for a second straight week, to 351,000 — a sign the delta variant of the coronavirus may be disrupting the job market's recovery, at least temporarily.
Employment Sep. 9, 2021 3:13 pm
The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell last week to 310,000, a pandemic low and a sign that the surge in COVID-19 cases caused by the delta variant has yet to lead to widespread layoffs.
Employment Aug. 19, 2021 1:07 pm
The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell last week for a fourth straight time to a pandemic low — the latest sign that America's job market is rebounding from the pandemic recession as employers boost hiring to meet a surge in consumer demand.