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Unemployment aid applications drop to 334K

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell 24,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 334,000, a sign that steady job gains should continue. The Labor Department said Thursday that the four-week average, which smooths out fluctuations, ...

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Unemployment benefit applications fall to 334K

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits dropped 12,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 334,000, a decline that suggests steady job gains will endure. The less volatile four-week average decreased 7,250 to 345,250, the Labor Department said ...

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More Americans quit jobs, a sign of confidence

WASHINGTON — More Americans are quitting their jobs, suggesting many are growing more confident in the job market. The Labor Department said Tuesday that the number of people who quit their jobs in April jumped 7.2 percent to 2.25 million. ...

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Unemployment benefit applications fall to 346K

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell 11,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 346,000, a level consistent with steady job growth. The Labor Department said Thursday that applications dropped from 357,000 the previous week, which was ...

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Applications for unemployment aid rise to 354K

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits rose 10,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 354,000. Still, the level of applications is consistent with steady hiring and remains near a five-year low. The Labor Department said Thursday that ...

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State unemployment drops slightly in April

Maryland’s unemployment rate fell to 6.5 percent in April — its lowest point in four years — despite the state’s economy losing 6,200 jobs, according to data released Friday by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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