Jobs & Hiring Update 2014: American Unemployment Insurance Applications Fall to 14-Year Low

Job Fair Held At Bronx Public Library

People attend a jobs fair at the Bronx Public Library on September 17, 2014 in the Bronx Borough of New York City. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the national unemployment rate fell to 6.2% as of June, 2014, though the Bronx borough is still suffering through 10.8% unemployment. (Photo : Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images) The U.S. Labor Department said Thursday weekly applications for unemployment aid fell another 23,000 to a seasonally adjusted 264,000, the lowest level of applications since April 2000.

The four-week average was 283,000, a decrease of 4,250. The total number of people claiming […]