Applications for jobless aid rise but remain at low level
The Federal Reserve survey Wednesday said employers are having difficulty filling vacancies, even for low-skill work, and some are increasing wages and benefits.
Initial jobless claims in the US for the week ended 15 April increased by 10,000 to 244,000, consistent with consensus expectations of claims rising modestly to 240,000. The increase followed three straight weeks of declines. The unemployment rate, however, dropped to 4.5%, the lowest level since May 2007. "As labor market conditions tighten, the pool of available unemployed skilled workers continues to dry up", said Jim Baird, chief investment officer at Plante Moran Financial Advisors in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
The Jobless claims have been below 300,000 for 111 straight weeks, the longest streak since 1970.
The figures confirmed the long-running downward trend in workers seeking unemployment insurance, which has persisted at record low levels amid an increasingly tight labor market.
So-called continuing jobless claims fell by 49,000 to 1.98 million, marking just the second time they've fallen below 2 million during the current eight-year-old economic expansion.
The less volatile four-week average fell to 243,000, down 4,250 from the week before. An analyst forecast had called for an increase of 8,000 new claims. April's slowdown was driven by a pullback in the new orders and shipments measures. The current employment index rose 2.4 points to its highest level since May 2011. Prices for U.S. Treasuries fell.
The rise in applications likely is linked to volatility around this time of the year due to the different timings of spring and Easter holidays, which often throws off the model the government uses to smooth the data of seasonal fluctuations. Nonfarm payrolls increased by 98,000 jobs in March, the fewest since May 2016.
The unemployment rate among people eligible for benefits declined to 1.4% from 1.5% in the latest week. Economists were expecting claims to come in at 240,000.
This is the largest sector in Kentucky with more than 400,000 jobs accounting for one-fifth of all nonfarm employment. With 26,700 more people employed and 7,900 more unemployed, the labor force increased by 34,500 people from February.
The countries were on the brink of war when then-President Bill Clinton reached a deal with Kim's father, Kim Jong Il, in 1994. Military specialists keep a close eye on Pyongyang's parades for clues about developments in its capabilities.
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The statement was made in the name of a previously unheard of "shared operations room" between Russia, Iran and allied forces. In the blighted town itself, residents mourning their dead welcomed the U.S. strike as a way to pressure Damascus.
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The defending NBA Champions, the Cleveland Cavaliers , mailed it in to close the regular season and fell to a No. 2 seed. Our numbers say: At 52.9%, the Jazz aren't much better than a toss-up against the San Antonio Spurs at home.
Memphis, which has secured the seventh seed in the Western Conference playoffs, sat its starters for the fourth quarter. OKC and Denver battled close in the first quarter with the Thunder holding a 27-26 lead after the first 12 minutes.
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Patriots player crashes White House press briefing
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N.Korea shows off 'ICBM' during massive parade
In his annual New Year's address, Kim said that the country's preparations for an ICBM launch have "reached the final stage". State television showed what appeared to be several KN-08 and KN-14 missiles rolled out on trucks at the parade.
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Apple Royalty Dispute Dings Qualcomm's Guidance
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More than 1 000 Palestinian prisoners begin hunger strike
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USA carrier heading toward Korean Peninsula
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Documents provide play-by-play of dam crisis response
An Associated Press review found officials made a series of questionable decisions and missteps before and during the crisis. For days, managers assured the public there was no imminent danger as they slowed releases of water to assess the damage.