Unemployment benefit claims in the US hit their lowest level since 1969

The new weekly registrations to the unemployment benefits in the United States they fell last week to their lowest level since September 1969, in a context of labor shortages, the Department of Labor announced on Thursday.

Between November 28 and December 4, 184,000 people signed up to receive these grants, a drop of 43,000 compared to the previous week.

The figure is well below the 228,000 registrations analysts expected.

This decline in requests for subsidies shows that employers are hesitant to let any worker go, at a time when job vacancies are numerous, consumer demand is high, and the availability of labor is lower than in the months prior to employment. pandemic.

To attract workers, companies and businesses offer higher wages and better benefits.

In November, hourly wages increased 4.8% over the same period of the previous year, according to data from the work Department from last week.


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