The number of people filing first-time claims dropped by 10,000 last week from the week before, to 332,000, the Employment and Training Administration says.
That means claims continue to run at their lowest pace since January 2008. They've now fallen for three straight weeks.
Originally published on Fri March 8, 2013 7:54 am
There were 236,000 jobs added to payrolls in February — many more than expected — and the jobless rate unexpectedly dropped by two-tenths of a point, to 7.7 percent, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday.
Originally published on Fri March 8, 2013 6:37 am
Update at 8:35 a.m. ET. Things Were Better Than Expected:
"Pleasant Surprises: 236,000 Jobs Added; Jobless Rate Dips To 7.7 Percent."
Our original post:
Slow job growth and little change in the unemployment rate.