WASHINGTON (AP) -- The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits dropped 8,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 287,000, as the total number of beneficiaries dropped to its lowest level in more than eight years.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits increased last week after falling sharply two weeks ago. Despite the rise, the level of applications remains near pre-recession levels, a sign that hiring will likely remain healthy.
The U.S. has seen some improvement in middle-class job creation for the kind of positions that do not involve answering phones or flipping hamburgers. But New Jersey's mid-wage job creation remains slow.
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