Jobless claims fall but spike in energy sector claims signals problems

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The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits dropped from a six-month high last week, but remained elevated as California continued to deal with a backlog related to.

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The economy didn’t fall into recession in 2012 or 2014 and won’t this year, either. Looking at 2018 as a whole shows it was the best annual performance for the ISM manufacturing index since 2004. On the jobs front, the employment index fell slightly to 56.2 from 58.4 in November.

Fremont Unloads $4 Billion in Whole Loans Fewer people filing for unemployment BlackRock, PIMCO set to push for BofA mortgage deal Pimco and Goldman are joined by OppenheimerFunds and Nuveen Fund Advisors in asking the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for more flexibility in constructing exchange-traded funds that track indexes. Approval would put them on the same footing as three ETF pioneers — Vanguard Group, BlackRock Inc.’s iShares unit and State Street Corp.It is a good gauge of the U.S. job market. For instance, when more people file for unemployment benefits, fewer people have jobs, and vice versa. Investors can use this report to gather pertinent information about the economy, but it’s a very volatile data, so the four-week average of jobless claims is monitored.The decline has economists talking about state budget cuts, rising farm loan defaults and falling land values. nebraska’s farm profits will see a plunge like the nation as a whole, to just over $4.

U.S. claims for initial jobless benefits last week posted their biggest decline in nearly a year, erasing a holiday-related spike to show a trend toward a healthier labor market remained intact.

We believe the sustained break in oil and gasoline prices in the U.S. that began in late June 2014 accounts for what appears to be a step-change in the number of initial unemployment insurance claims being filed, as the number of new jobless claims being filed each week began to fall more steeply than it had during the previous trend.

Jobless Claims Spike On Week The number of U.S. workers seeking new unemployment benefits jumped last week after trending down much of the spring, showing the uneven nature of the job market’s recovery. Initial jobless claims, a proxy for layoffs, increased by 32,000 to a seasonally adjusted 360,000 in the week ended May 11, The Labor.

“While the other half of the state’s energy sector is not enduring the same problems, the skyrocketing growth in natural gas production has waned. A protracted period of extremely low prices has caused most oil and gas companies operating in West Virginia and throughout the Appalachian basin to idle rigs, slash capital investment plans and.