The Canadian PressFebruary 20, 2014 11:18
The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell 3,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 336,000, which suggests that layoffs remain low and that hiring will likely remain steady.
Here are the states with the biggest increases and decreases in applications. The state-level data are for the week ended Feb. 8, one week behind the national level data:
States with the biggest increases:
Georgia: Up 7,229, due to layoffs in manufacturing, construction, administrative services, trade, health care and social assistance industries