Jobless claims jump to 286,000, the highest level since October

Jobless claims took an unexpected turn higher last week in a potential sign that the wintertime omicron surge was hitting the employment picture. Initial filings for the week ended Jan.…

Stocks fall after record jump in wholesale prices, rise in jobless claims

U.S. stocks turned lower Thursday as investors considered a fresh read on weekly unemployment claims and wholesale price inflation out of Washington. Tech stock underperformed, and the Nasdaq dropped more…

Jobless for a Year? That Might Be Less of a Problem Now.

Some employers regard applicants with long periods of unemployment unfavorably, research shows — even if many are reluctant to admit it. “Employers don’t often articulate why but the idea, they…