Share This Article with a Friend!


U.S. unemployment up; fourth quarter productivity down

Reuters

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits last week rose to its highest level since May, which could raise concerns about some weakness in the labor market. Other data on Thursday showed nonfarm productivity contracted more sharply than previously thought in the fourth quarter as output failed to keep up with a jump in hours.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/03/05/us-usa-economy-unemployment-idUSKBN0M11IA20150305