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.
Despite a rebounding national economy, long-term jobless Americans are still dealing with tough times. That is the major takeaway from a new national survey conducted by the Heldrich Center at Rutgers University.