Unemployment Claims at Nine-Month Low, Labor Department Says

December 8, 2011 Updated Dec 8, 2011 at 12:33 PM EDT

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Unemployment Claims at Nine-Month Low, Labor Department Says

December 8, 2011 Updated Dec 8, 2011 at 12:33 PM EDT

According to a CNN story, U.S Department of Labor data released Thursday shows that the number of initial unemployment claims for the week ending Dec. 3 were at a nine-month low.

According to the report, 381,000 initial unemployment claims were made, down more than 20,000 from the previous week, and the lowest total since late February.

Read the CNN story HERE.

Read the Department of Labor News release HERE.