The US economy continued to pump out new jobs in January, adding 227,000 positions, while the unemployment rate rose a tenth to 4.8 per cent, and four-week average filings for unemployment benefits fell to a 43-1/2 year low. Photo: AFP

Number of Americans filing for jobless benefits tumble to a 43-1/2 year low

TOP PICKS

The US economy continued to pump out new jobs in January, adding 227,000 positions, while the unemployment rate rose a tenth to 4.8 per cent, and four-week average filings for unemployment benefits fell to a 43-1/2 year low. Photo: AFP
READ FULL ARTICLE