Morning Minute: Jobless claims drop for fourth straight week

There were some positive signs on the jobs front this week as new unemployment claims fell for the fourth straight week signaling a labor market recovery, Reuters reported this morning.

New jobless claims dropped 29,000 to a seasonally adjusted 343,000, declining to the lowest level since early October, according to the Labor Department. Read the full article from Reuters.

In other headlines:

New foreclosures lowest in six years in November: RealtyTracChicago Tribune

Illinois foreclosures rise for 11th monthChicago Tribune

Foreclosures hit nine-month high, but starts dropChristian Science Monitor

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About Stephanie Sievers

Stephanie Sievers is Senior Editor for the Illinois Association of REALTORS®. She serves as Senior Editor for IAR publications including the Illinois REALTOR® magazine and all other IAR publications. She is responsible for developing content for the Illinois REALTOR® Weekly Connection e-newsletter, coordinates the IAR Twitter account content at ILREALTOR and plans and develops content for videos. She assists in developing and writing content for the IAR blog. She also is involved in researching and drafting news releases and coordinates the news media distribution database and newsclips reports for the Association. She also assists in IAR spokesperson training seminars and is involved in development of association briefing materials on issues. She assists with the housing statistics program and reports.

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