Sept. 22 (Bloomberg) -- More Americans than forecast filed first-time claims for unemployment insurance payments last week as the labor market struggled to improve.
Applications for jobless benefits decreased 9,000 in the week ended Sept. 17 to 423,000, Labor Department figures showed today. Economists forecast 420,000 claims, according to the median estimate in a Bloomberg News survey. Betty Liu and Michael McKee report on Bloomberg Television's "InsideTrack." (Source: Bloomberg)