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Jobless claims drop to 460,000 last week

 In this May 18, 2010 photo, Crystal Midleton, left, Eiglen Esquea, center, and Debora Fyffe, all from Brooklyn fill out FDNY job applications during ...
 In this May 21, 2010 photo, job postings are seen on display at a job placement center in Fremont, Calif. The number of newly laid off workers filing...
 In this May 18, 2010 photo, Oliver Street fills out an application during a job fair at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis. The number o...

Jobless Claims

In this May 18, 2010 photo, Crystal Midleton, left, Eiglen Esquea, center, and Debora Fyffe, all from Brooklyn fill out FDNY job applications during ...

Jobless Claims

In this May 21, 2010 photo, job postings are seen on display at a job placement center in Fremont, Calif. The number of newly laid off workers filing...

Jobless Claims

In this May 18, 2010 photo, Oliver Street fills out an application during a job fair at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis. The number o...

The number of newly laid off workers filings claims for unemployment benefits dropped last week but the level still remained higher than expected, indicating only modest improvements in the job market.
Applications for unemployment befits fell 14,000 to 460,000 last week. Economists had expected the level would fall further to 455,000. The decline came after claims had risen by a revised 28,000 in the previous week, the largest gain in three months.
The latest level of claims is slightly higher than it was at the start of the year, underscoring that the nation's workers are still facing tough times even though the overall economy is growing again after enduring the worst recession since the 1930s.


Updated : 2021-05-12 11:23 GMT+08:00