Weekly applications fall by 18,000, Labor Department says
By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Posted: May 3, 2013 at 3:29 a.m.
Donna Van Natten (left), with the Enterprise Center, and Valoria Armstrong, with Tennessee American Water Co., talk Tuesday during a job fair in Chattanooga, Tenn. Weekly applications for unemployment benefits fell 18,000 last week, the Labor Department said.
The number of Americans seeking unemployment aid fell last week to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 324,000, the lowest since January 2008.