Friday, May 24 2013 10:39 AM EDT2013-05-24 14:39:53 GMT
MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say there were no fatalities when an Interstate 5 bridge over a river north of Seattle collapsed. The Thursday evening bridge failure dumped vehicles and people intoMore >>
Authorities say there were no fatalities when an Interstate 5 bridge over a river north of Seattle collapsed.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 10:07 AM EDT2013-05-24 14:07:05 GMT
SUFFOLK, Va. (AP) - A Suffolk mother will spend weekends behind bars after mooning her son's school bus following a confrontation with the driver. Media outlets report that 34-year-old Lisa Grant wasMore >>
A Suffolk mother will spend weekends behind bars after mooning her son's school bus following a confrontation with the driver.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 10:05 AM EDT2013-05-24 14:05:14 GMT
One person is dead and a juvenile is critically injured after two separate shootings in South Richmond on Thursday. A male victim was found dead of an apparent gunshot wound in a home on Keswick AvenueMore >>
One person is dead and a juvenile is critically injured after two separate shootings in South Richmond on Thursday...More >>
WASHINGTON (AP) - Weekly applications for unemployment benefits dropped 9,000 to a seasonally adjusted 363,000 last week, a level consistent with modest hiring.
The report comes just before Friday's October jobs data, the last broad snapshot of the economy before the election.
The Labor Department says the four-week average of claims, a less volatile measure, declined to 367,250. The average has been around that level for three months.
A department spokesman says Hurricane Sandy had no effect on the number of applicants. The report covered the week ending Oct. 27, before the storm reached shore.
Applications have fluctuated between 360,000 and 390,000 since January. During that time, employers have added an average of about 150,000 jobs a month. That's reduced the unemployment rate from 8.3 percent in January to 7.8 percent in September.
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