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    Jobless Claims Fall to New Pandemic Low

    States reported that 553,000 workers filed for new unemployment benefits during the week ending April 24, a decrease of 13,000 from the previous week’s revised level and the lowest level of initial claims since March 2020. The total number of workers continuing to claim state unemployment benefits fell to 3.6 million. Source Article More

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    Jobless Claims Trend Downward

    States reported that 547,000 workers filed for new unemployment benefits during the week ending April 17, a decrease of 39,000 from the previous week. The total number of workers continuing to claim unemployment benefits fell to 3.6 million. The labor market recovery has been choppy in recent weeks, but the general trend in new jobless […] More

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    SHRM Certification Exams: Exploring Depth of Knowledge

    In the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP exams, knowledge items assesses one distinct piece of knowledge. Each of these questions is classified according to the depth of knowledge, or level of understanding, required to answer it. To help you understand the exam and how to answer the questions, here are the four levels of exam questions in […] More

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    Jobless Claims Data Shows Big Improvement

    States reported that 576,000 workers filed for new unemployment benefits during the week ending April 10, a decrease of 193,000 from the previous week. The total number of workers continuing to claim unemployment benefits remained at 3.7 million. Jobless claims numbers have bounced up and down in recent weeks, but the number of people receiving […] More

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    First-Time Jobless Claims Edge Up

    States reported that 744,000 U.S. workers filed for new unemployment benefits during the week ending Apr. 3, an increase of 16,000 from the previous week. The total number of workers continuing to claim unemployment benefits fell to 3.7 million. Source Article More

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    Hiring Surges in March

    U.S. hiring activity exploded in March, as employers added 916,000 new jobs, mostly in leisure and hospitality, according to the latest employment report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Economists expected the spike, as the economy reopened more broadly, and the rate of vaccinations increased. The unemployment rate ticked down to 6 percent from 6.2 […] More

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    Initial Jobless Claims Rise Again

    States reported that 719,000 U.S. workers filed for new unemployment benefits during the week ending Mar. 27, an increase of 61,000 after last week’s pandemic-era low. The total number of workers continuing to claim unemployment benefits fell slightly to 3.8 million. The recent overall improvement in claims data is consistent with accelerating labor market momentum […] More

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    First-Time Unemployment Claims Fall

    ​States reported that 684,000 U.S. workers filed for new unemployment benefits during the week ending Mar. 20, a decrease of 97,000 after last week’s unexpected jump. Initial jobless claims have held below 800,000 for five straight weeks, but remain extraordinarily high as improvement had stalled in recent weeks. The total number of workers continuing to claim […] More

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    Recertification Q&A: Recertification Cycle Dates, Recertifying Early

    ​Have questions about the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP credentials? In every issue, the SHRM Certification Team will answer some of your most frequently asked questions. Have additional questions? Send them to SHRMCertNews@shrm.org. Q: When does my recertification cycle begin and end, and how will those dates be affected if I decide to recertify early? A: Your […] More

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