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Claims for US Jobless Benefits Falling

The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits is falling, a new signal that the country's labor market is improving.   The U.S. government said Wednesday that 316,000 jobless workers made initial claims for unemployment compensation last week, 10,000 fewer than the week before and the lowest figure in two months.   Claims for jobless benefits in the world's largest economy have now fallen in six of the last seven weeks, an indication that employers are laying...

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