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US unemployment insurance claims in week ended Oct. 1 up 29,000 to 219,000, four-week moving average up 250 to 206,500; total continued weeks claimed for benefits down 55,459 to 1.25 million in week ended Sep. 17: Dept. of Labor

AmazonĀ confirms New York Times report saying company has halted executive recruitment processes for its retail business unit; move comes after other tech companies such as Google, Apple, Meta have taken similar moves to cut costs

US unemployment insurance claims in week ended Sep. 24 down 16,000 to 193,000, four-week moving average down 8,750 to 207,000; total continued weeks claimed for benefits up 6,855 to 1.3 million in week ended Sep. 10: Dept. of Labor

Walmart, Macy's, Michaels, Dick's Sporting Goods among retailers reducing number of seasonal jobs compared with 2021; factors for scaled-back hiring may include inflation, tight labor market, lessons learned from periods of over-staffing during pandemic

Commentary: White-collar workers fared better than blue-collar workers in pandemic recession, but signs suggest opposite to be true in Fed-induced 2023 downturn; some blue-collar sectors set to be protected from layoffs while white-collar jobs are at risk

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