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Unemployment applications up last week (access required)

The end of the holiday shopping season led to more Americans seeking unemployment benefits last week, raising the number of applications to an 18-week high. Still, the number remains near historically low levels. The Labor Department said Thursday that applications ...

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Applications for unemployment aid fall to 331K

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits remained near the lowest level in more than five years last week, a sign that companies are cutting few jobs. First-time applications for benefits fell 6,000 to a seasonally adjusted 331,000, ...

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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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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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