First-Time Unemployment Claims Down

By: KKTV and the Associated Press
By: KKTV and the Associated Press

There's a small bright spot in the economy today.

First time claims for unemployment benefits were down about 16,000 last week, to 339,000.

That's according to marketing analysis site,

First-time unemployment claims are seen as a barometer of how strong or weak the job market is.

These latest figures show fewer employees are being laid off, however, that doesn't mean hiring is on the rise.

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