Jobless Claims

Jobless Claims

The number of people applying for unemployment benefits fell last week to the lowest level in nine months.
The number of people applying for unemployment benefits fell last week to the lowest level in nine months. The labor department says weekly applications dropped by 23-thousand applications since late february. This report comes after other data is showing that employers are stepping up hiring. Last week, the government said the unemployment rate fell to 8-point-6 percent from 9 percent.
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