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U.S. jobless claims fall 6,000 to 271,000   WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) – New applications for U.S. unemployment benefits fell by 6,000 to 271,000 in the seven days ended August 22, the first decline after four straight weekly gains. The latest report on initial claims indicate the labor market is still improving. initial claims have clung below… Read more »

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Many Americans still exhaust jobless benefits By Jeffry Bartash Published: Nov 13, 2014 1:37 p.m. ET By Jeffry Bartash Reporter WASHINGTON (MarketWatch)—The number of Americans applying for unemployment compensation is near a 15-year low, but a higher percentage than usual still don’t find jobs before their benefits run out. The percentage of people who received… Read more »