In this Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, photo, a recruiter from the postal service, right, speaks with an attendee of a job fair in Cheswick, Pa. On Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, the Labor Department reported that the number of unemployed workers filing for jobless benefits fell by 2,000 a week earlier to 236,000, the lowest level in five weeks and further evidence of the strength in the labor market.
In this Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, photo, a recruiter from the postal service, right, speaks with an attendee of a job fair in Cheswick, Pa. On Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, the Labor Department reported that the number of unemployed workers filing for jobless benefits fell by 2,000 a week earlier to 236,000, the lowest level in five weeks and further evidence of the strength in the labor market. Keith Srakocic AP Photo
In this Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, photo, a recruiter from the postal service, right, speaks with an attendee of a job fair in Cheswick, Pa. On Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, the Labor Department reported that the number of unemployed workers filing for jobless benefits fell by 2,000 a week earlier to 236,000, the lowest level in five weeks and further evidence of the strength in the labor market. Keith Srakocic AP Photo

Applications for US jobless benefits drop again to 236,000

December 07, 2017 08:14 AM

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