The Wenatchee World

Weather:

Weather

The latest extended forecast from The Weather Channel

Remove this weather forecast

Today

Hi55° Rain

Tonight

Lo39° Areas Fog

Saturday

Hi55° Areas Fog

Saturday Night

Lo37° Partly Cloudy

Sunday

Hi54° Mostly Sunny

Sunday Night

Lo40° Slight Chc Showers

Monday

Hi52° Slight Chc Rain

Monday Night

Lo45° Rain Likely

Tuesday

Hi57° Partly Sunny

Tuesday Night

Lo44° Slight Chc Rain

Unemployment applications fall to 336,000

Send to Kindle
Print This

WASHINGTON — The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits fell 9,000 to a seasonally adjusted 336,000 last week, bringing applications to pre-recession levels.

The Labor Department said today that the less volatile four-week average dropped 9,250 to 348,250. The average was elevated by the 16-day partial government shutdown and backlogs in California that occurred because of computer upgrades.

View my optionsorSign in