Chart of the Week: Unemployment Applications UpLisa Reisman | Posted on January 20, 2016 | Source: Bloomberg analysis of US Dept. of Labor data. The number of applications for unemployment benefits unexpectedly increased two weeks ago, a sign labor market momentum may be starting to cool. Free Download: New! The January 2016 MMI Report Post Navigation ← Previous PostNext Post → Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment * Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.