US unemployment aid applications hit 4-year low

Sonja Jackson, of Detroit, holds a Employment Guide standing in line while attending a job fair in Livonia, Mich., Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2009. The number of newly laid-off workers filing claims for unemployment benefits last week fell to the lowest level in 10 months, evidence that job cuts are easing as the economy slowly heals. The number of newly laid-off workers filing claims for unemployment benefits last week fell to the lowest level in 10 months, evidence that job cuts are easing as the economy slowly heals.(AP Photo/Paul Sancya) (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

March 22, 2012 6:28:07 AM PDT
The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment aid fell to a four-year low last week, bolstering the view that the job market is strengthening.