US jobless claims fall to 326,000, first drop in four weeks

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Jobless claims are down for the first time in four weeks the labor department says the number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell by thirty eight thousand last week to three hundred and twenty six thousand after hitting a pandemic low in early September claims had risen three straight weeks assign the highly contagious delta variant with at least temporarily disrupting the job market's recovery so far this year employers have been adding five hundred and eighty six thousand jobs a month and companies are now complaining that they can't find workers fast enough to fill a surgeon job openings which hit a record ten point nine million in July Ben Thomas Washington

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