Unemployment Benefits

October 4, 2012 - 9:34 AM
In this Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012, photo, Donald Smith, of Atlanta, files out an application at the National Job Fair in Atlanta. The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits rose to a seasonally adjusted 367,000, a level consistent with only modest hiring on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012. The Labor Department says applications increased last week by 4,000 from the previous week's level of 363,000. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)