March 17th, 2011
08:16 AM ET
4 years ago

First-time unemployment claims dip

New York (CNNMoney) – The number of Americans filing either continuing or first-time claims for unemployment benefits fell last week, a sign that the job market continues to slowly improve.

The number of Americans filing for ongoing claims dropped 80,000 to 3,706,000 in the week ended March 5, the most recent week available. That was the lowest number of continuing claims since September 2008, and below economists' forecast for 3,750,000 continuing claims.

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  1. Marie MD

    I wonder what the rethugs are going to say about this?

    March 17, 2011 09:27 am at 9:27 am |
  2. ConservaFascists/F.U.B.A.R.

    And watch the ConservaFascists try and take credit for this. I haven't seen any job growth plans except tax breaks for corporations. They are still stuck in the first decade of millineum trickle down econimics.

    March 17, 2011 10:07 am at 10:07 am |
  3. Four and The Door

    This is a good answer to all of you Democrats posting the same question again and again over the past few months, " Where are all of the jobs, Speaker Boehner?" Here they come!

    March 17, 2011 10:15 am at 10:15 am |
  4. Proud member of "Global Zero"

    Why is this not the headline. Ticker? Really?

    March 17, 2011 10:56 am at 10:56 am |