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Jobless claims fall, 4-week average at 6-month low

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – New claims for unemployment benefits fell last week and a gauge of labor market trends hit a six-month low, a government report showed on Thursday, pointing to an improvement in the jobs market. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits slipped 6,000 to a seasonally adjusted 403,000, the…

Jobless claims fall 12,000 last week

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – New claims for unemployment benefits fell as expected last week, a government report showed on Thursday, showing little sign of a pick-up in layoffs in the wake of a slump in business and consumer confidence. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped 12,000 to a seasonally adjusted…

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