Thursday, September 18, 2014


Market Watch | U.S. weekly jobless claims fall 36,000 to 280,000
The number of people who applied for jobless benefits dropped 36,000 to 280,000 in the week that ended Sept. 13, hitting the lowest level since mid-July, signaling that employers are laying off very few workers, according to government data released Thursday.

Wall Street Journal | Revised Payroll Data Show Better Mix of Jobs, Nearly Same Total
A preliminary annual revision to payroll data, released Thursday, shows an earlier count of how many people were employed in the U.S. in March was off by just 7,000. (Total payrolls equaled 138 million that month.)