Jobless Claims Fall in Latest Week as Economy Makes Gains

Reuters
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By Doug Palmer

WASHINGTON -- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell slightly last week in line with the recent moderate pace of jobs growth.

Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped 9,000 to a seasonally adjusted 346,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. Claims for the previous week were revised to show 1,000 more applications than previously reported.