Applications for unemployment benefits on the decline

Unemployment numbers are getting better
Posted at 11:49 AM, Mar 02, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-02 14:49:01-05

United States applications for unemployment benefits went down since last week at 223,000. 2.7 million Americans are collecting unemployment benefits overall, which is down 7.4% from a year ago. The unemployment rate was 4.8% in January and economists consider this to be close full employment.


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