The scene at a career fair in San Francisco on May 30. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption itoggle caption Justin Sullivan/Getty Images The Two-Way Ahead Of Key Report, 2 Modestly Positive Signs On Jobs June 6, 2013 There were fewer first-time claims for jobless benefits last week. And in May, companies announced fewer layoffs. On Friday, the latest day on unemployment and job creation are due. Economists expect to hear that the jobless rate last month was 7.5 percent, unchanged from April.