Jobs

jobless claims at 45-year low

1/19/18
from Reuters,
1/18/18:

Other data on Thursday showed the number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits dropped to a 45-year low last week.

the Labor Department said initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped 41,000 to a seasonally adjusted 220,000 for the week ended Jan. 13, the lowest level since February 1973.

The labor market is near full employment, with the jobless rate at a 17-year low of 4.1 percent.

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