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In this Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012, photo, job seekers fill out applications at a construction job fair in New York. The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits was unchanged last week at a seasonally adjusted 374,000, suggesting slow improvement in the job market. The Labor Department said Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012 that the four-week moving average, a less volatile measure, increased to 370,250.(AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

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US unemployment applications flat at 374,000

The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits was unchanged last week at a seasonally adjusted 374,000, suggesting slow improvement in the job market.

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