unemployment claims

Unemployment Claims Increase
The number of people seeking first-time unemployment benefits rose a slight 4,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 372,000, evidence that the job market's recovery remains modest and uneven.
Fraud Crackdown Helps NJ Cut Unemployment Tab
New Jersey has been able to reduce its unemployment insurance tab to the federal government partly because of a crackdown on fraud. The state says it's nabbing an average of 2,000 people a week who return to work but continue to collect benefits.