Published: Nov 10, 2010 11:51 PM EST
Updated: Nov 10, 2010 12:15 PM EST

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Job hunting help is available in Southwest Florida this week.

As the Career and Service Centers of Southwest Florida celebrates it's new name, Southwest Florida Works, it's hoping to help you find a new job.

Personalized resume reviews and interview outfit tips are available at an open house Wednesday at the Fort Myers branch at 4150 Ford Street Ext. from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Another open house event will be held Friday at Southwest Florida Works' Naples location.

Fewer people requested unemployment benefits last week, a positive sign that the job market could be improving. The four-week average of claims has dropped to its lowest level since September 2008, just before the financial crisis intensified.

Here are the states with the biggest changes in claims, and some of the reasons.

The state data is for the week ended Oct. 30, one week behind the national figures:

States with the biggest drops in claims:

-Florida: Down 3,450, due to fewer layoffs in construction, trade and services

-South Carolina: Down 2,401, due to fewer layoffs in manufacturing

States with the largest increases:

-California: Up 6,387, due to layoffs in services

-Kentucky: Up 2,901, due to layoffs in manufacturing

-Wisconsin: Up 2,644, no reason given

-Oregon: Up 2,296, no reason given

-Indiana: Up 1,920, due to layoffs in the auto and manufacturing industries

-Washington: Up 1,417, no reason given

-Ohio: Up 1,309, due to layoffs in the auto and metal industries