Originally published on Thu May 17, 2012 8:25 am
There were 370,000 first-time claims for unemployment insurance filed last week, the same number as during the week before, according to the Employment and Training Administration.
So, after a spike to a range around 390,000 per week in April, claims have slowed again to a pace that's roughly the lowest since the spring of 2008.
Two bits of economic news this morning:
-- Consumer prices overall were unchanged in April, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports, thanks in large part to a 2.6 percent drop in the price of gasoline.
Originally published on Fri May 11, 2012 5:10 am
Every day there's a new economic indicator. Some are up. Some are down. And all are spun by the political parties.