Jobless aid applications barely tick up

2013-10-03T15:25:00Z 2013-10-03T15:52:05Z Jobless aid applications barely tick upThe Associated Prss Arizona Daily Star
October 03, 2013 3:25 pm  • 

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits rose just 1,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 308,000, hovering near six-year lows.

The less volatile four-week average for applications fell to 305,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. That's the lowest since May 2007, seven months before the recession began.

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