U.S. weekly jobless claims rise moderately as labor market remains resilient

Posted on AllSides September 22nd, 2022
From The Center
Economy and Jobs, unemployment
Aaron P. Bernstein/Reuters

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits increased moderately last week, indicating the labor market remains tight despite the Federal Reserve's attempt to cool demand with aggressive interest rate increases.

The weekly unemployment claims report from the Labor Department on Thursday, the most timely data on the economy's health, suggested that job growth remained solid this month. The U.S. central bank delivered a 75-basis-point rate hike on Wednesday, its third straight increase of that magnitude. It signaled more large increases to come this year.

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