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US jobless claims hit lowest level in more than 43 years

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits dropped last week to the lowest level in more than 43 years, another sign that most American workers enjoy job security. The Labor Department said Thursday that 234,000 Americans sought jobless ...

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Jobless claims fall for second time in 3 weeks

WASHINGTON — Applications for unemployment benefits dropped last week to the second-lowest level this year, evidence that companies are cutting fewer jobs. The Labor Department says first-time claims for jobless aid fell by 17,000 to a seasonally-adjusted 421,000 in the ...

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Applications for jobless aid rise sharply

WASHINGTON — The number of people seeking jobless benefits jumped sharply last week, after two straight weeks of declines. The increase undermines hopes that unemployment claims, after falling four times in the previous five weeks, were on a sustained downward ...

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