Unemployment Benefits

December 13, 2012 - 11:33 AM
In this Friday, Dec. 7, 2012, photo, a help wanted sign is posted on the front window of a clothing boutique in Los Angeles.The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell sharply for a fourth straight week, a sign that the job market may be improving. The Labor Department said Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012, that weekly applications for unemployment benefits fell 29,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 343,000, the lowest in two months. It is the second-lowest total this year. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)