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Unemployment Claims Hit All-Time High, Ending a Decadelong Run of Job Growth

    I UNEMPLOYMENT MARCH 2020 I Research Brief Unemployment Claims Hit All-Time High, Ending a Decadelong Run of Job Growth I Coronavirus pandemic brings job creation to a halt. A record 3.28 million workers filed for jobless benefits in the week ending March 21 as the impact of COVID-19 hit the U.S. economy, putting […]

April Hiring Beats Expectations, but Sequestration and Other Headwinds to Restrain Momentum

May 6, 2013 Stronger than anticipated hiring in April, together with sizable upward revisions to the February and March employment figures, have alleviated concerns that sequestration will severely impair the employment market. Although some sectors such as manufacturing and construction have lost a bit of momentum, job creation continues to make headway and intial unemployment […]

Extension of Unemployment Benefits, Bush-Era Tax Cuts Alleviates Uncertainty, Boosts Economic Recovery

January 14, 2011 Extension of unemployment benefits and the Bush-era tax cuts have eased economic uncertainty, driving better-than-expected retail sales through the holiday season and supporting healthy gains on Wall Street. In the coming year, the legislation will also help bolster economic growth. Many companies held back spending and permanent hiring in 2010 as they […]