Monday, Apr 23, 2018
One of America's Great Newspapers ~ Toledo, Ohio


Jobless benefit claims surge to 6-month high

WASHINGTON — Claims for U.S. jobless benefits jumped last week to the highest level in six months, providing the first statistical warning that the damage from the partial federal shutdown is starting to ripple through the economy.

While half the increase came from California as the state worked through a backlog after a switch in computer systems, another 15,000 reflected the furlough of nonfederal workers from employers losing government business, a Labor Department spokesman said. Applications for jobless insurance benefits surged by 66,000 in the week ended Saturday to 374,000, the most since late March.

The less volatile four-week average rose 20,000 to 325,000.

Click to comment

Quis autem vel eum iure reprehenderit qui in ea voluptate velit esse quam nihil molestiae consequatur, vel illum qui dolorem?

Temporibus autem quibusdam et aut officiis debitis aut rerum necessitatibus saepe eveniet.

Copyright © 2018 Toledo Blade

To Top

Fetching stories…