Jobless Claims Drop 43,000 to 317,000

Vadum, Matthew
December 2004
Bond Buyer;12/17/2004, Vol. 350 Issue 32032, p2
Trade Publication
This article reports that according to the data released by the U.S. Labor Department on December 16, 2004, first-time applications for state unemployment benefits plunged by 43,000 to 317,000 in the week ended December 11, 2004. The dramatic 43,000 drop in jobless claims was the largest drop in claims since December 2001.


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