The Corner

Re: ‘First-time jobless claims fall more than expected’

Claims have been gradually improving once one smooths through the ups and downs related to the holidays and weather. This is consistent with the view that the labor market is finally turning around, although there is much ground to recover.

 – Kevin A. Hassett is senior fellow and director of economic-policy studies.

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