Unemployment Benefits

May 10, 2012 - 12:49 PM
FILE - In this April 24, 2012, file photo, job seeker Alan Shull attends a job fair in Portland, Ore. The number of people applying for U.S. unemployment benefits ticked down last week after dropping sharply the previous week, evidence hiring could pick up this month. Weekly applications dropped 1,000 to a seasonally adjusted 367,000 in the week ending May 5, the Labor Department said Thursday, May 10, 2012. The previous week's figure was revised up slightly. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)