Unemployment Claims Increase More Than Expected Nationally over Past Week

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Reuters reports that new claims for unemployment benefits increased more than expected last week. 

The report says the levels are still consistent with a steady improvement in labor market conditions.

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"... this probably does not suggest any material change in the pace of job growth given that claims been very volatile since January because of difficulties smoothing the data for seasonal fluctuations," the report reads.

The national unemployment rate was 7.9 percent in January, according to the Bureay of Labor Statistics. A year ago, the unemployment rate was at 8.3, down from 9.1 percent in 2011 and 9.8 percent in 2010.

odessa February 24, 2013 at 03:01 PM
Yes I did and I have come across some good jobs, haven't landed anything yet but I'm not giving up!


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