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Unemployment aid applications tick down to 400K

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits dipped last week, a sign the job market may be improving slowly. The Labor Department says that applications for unemployment benefits edged down 1,000 to a seasonally adjusted 400,000. That’s the ...

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More people sought unemployment benefits last week

WASHINGTON — More people applied for unemployment benefits last week, evidence that layoffs are rising and the job market is weak. Applications for unemployment benefits rose by 10,000 to a seasonally adjusted 418,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. The four-week ...

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Fewer people sought unemployment aid last week

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell last week to the lowest level in seven weeks, although applications remain elevated. The Labor Department said Thursday that applications for benefits dropped by 14,000 to a seasonally adjusted ...

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Unemployment aid applications stuck at high level

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits hardly changed for a second straight week, stuck at a high level that points to a slowing job market. Weekly unemployment benefit applications ticked up 1,000 to a seasonally adjusted 427,000 ...

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Stagnant legal market tough for recent law school grads

When most of the class of 2011 applied for law school, the legal market was booming. But by the time they embarked on their legal education in the fall of 2008, it became abundantly clear that the economy had tanked, ...

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More people applied for unemployment benefits

WASHINGTON — More people applied for unemployment benefits last week, the first increase in three weeks and evidence that the job market is still sluggish. The number of people seeking benefits rose by 10,000 to a seasonally adjusted 424,000, the ...

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Unemployment falls in three-quarters of US states

WASHINGTON — Unemployment rates fell last month in more than three-quarters of the nation’s states, adding to evidence that companies are feeling more confident in the U.S. economy. The Labor Department said Friday that unemployment rates dropped in 39 states ...

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