Saturday 5:52am
November 01, 2014
Currently 37°F
Posted: Thursday, August 7th 2014 at 9:15am

Jobless aid applications fall to 289,000

By The Associated Press
EMAIL STORY CONTACT EDITOR PRINT
click to enlarge
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Fewer people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, as jobless claims remain at relatively low levels that point toward stronger economic growth.

Weekly applications for unemployment aid fell 14,000 to a seasonally adjusted 289,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. The prior week's was revised up slightly to 303,000.

The four-week average, a less volatile measure, fell 4,000 to 293,500. That's the lowest average since February 2006, almost two years before the Great Recession began at the end of 2007.
© Copyright 2014 AccessNorthGa.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.


  • Click here
  • Click here
  • Click here
  • Click here
  • Click here
0.046843
icon
37°F
Gainesville, GA 30501
Mostly Cloudy
Wind: NW 15 mph
Dew point: 29°F