WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The number of Americans filing new claims for jobless aid fell last week to its lowest level in nearly 5-1/2 years, signaling labor market resilience in the face of fiscal austerity.
US unemployment applications drop to a 4-year low
WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking unemployment benefits in the U.S. fell to the lowest point in almost four years last week, the latest signal that the job market is steadily improving.
Anxiety over incomes hits consumer morale
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Americans felt worse about their personal finances in early February, but rising confidence in the labor market’s prospects should help to support spending and the broader economy.