The Department of Labour just released its latest weekly tally of initial unemployment insurance claims, and the numbers are encouraging.
Claims fell to 315,000 from 324,000 a week ago.
Economists estimates claims would ticked up to 330,000.
The 4-week moving average fell to 330,500 from 336,750 last week.
Continuing claims slipped to 2.855 million from 2.903 million.