Unemployment Applications Dip But Remain Elevated

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By Christopher S. Rubager


WASHINGTON (AP) -- The number of people applying for unemployment benefits declined slightly last week, leaving applications above levels consistent with a healthy economy.

Weekly applications dropped by 6,000 to a seasonally adjusted 403,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. The previous week's figure was revised up to 409,000.