Fewer Americans Sought Unemployment Aid Last Week

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CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER, Associated Press

Fewer Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, partly reversing a sharp jump in applications the previous week.

The Labor Department said Thursday that the number of people applying for unemployment benefits dropped 13,000 to a seasonally adjusted 403,000 in the week ending April 16. The decline comes after applications rose 31,000 a week earlier.