Posted by | June 7, 2012 14:26 | Filed under: Top Stories

Claims are down after four consecutive weeks going up.

The Labor Department said initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped 12,000 to a seasonally adjusted 377,000. That was spot on the median forecast in a Reuters poll.

“The fact that the number didn’t back up is a strong sign that the economy is holding in,” said Carl Riccadonna, an economist at Deutsche Bank in New York.

By: Alan

Alan Colmes is the publisher of Liberaland.