The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, but the data was impacted by hurricanes Harvey and Irma, making it difficult to get a clear pulse of the labor market. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits declined 14,000 to a seasonally adjusted 284,000 for the week ended Sept. 9, the Labor Department said on Thursday. A Labor Department official said hurricanes Harvey and Irma had impacted on last week's claims data. Claims shot up 62,000 in the week ended Sept. 2 after Harvey, which ravaged Texas, left some workers ...
US jobless claims fall, but impacted by hurricanes Harvey and Irma
Claims shot up 62,000 in the week ended Sept. 2 after Harvey left some workers temporarily unemployed