U.S. jobless claims fall to 221,000

The number of people who applied for unemployment benefits last week fell slightly and remained near post-recession lows, suggesting that most companies have refrained from layoffs even though the economy has slowed. Initial jobless claims,…

Gold dips as jobless claims sparkle

Gold has posted slight losses on Thursday. In North American trade, the spot price for one ounce of gold is $1287.99, down 0.14% on the day. In the U.S., the highlight was unemployment claims, which…

U.S weekly jobless claims lowest since 1969

The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits dropped to a more than 49-year low last week, pointing to sustained labor market strength despite slowing economic growth. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits declined…