Economics cheered the news Thursday that first-time claims for unemployment benefits had fallen to their lowest level in five years last week.
By STEVE KRASKE
The Kansas City Star
That means employers are laying off fewer workers.
On Wednesday, a whopping 1,000 job-seekers turned out to a job fair sponsored by Kansas Congressman Kevin Yoder.
They were greeted by about 100 employers representing businesses from a variety of industries. Representatives from those employers were seated at tables where they advertised several thousand job openings.
Said Yoder, “Kansans are hard-workers, and those who attended today were optimistic about the possibility of finding employment at our Job Fair.”