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Jobless benefit claims fell last week

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The number of people applying for jobless benefits dropped by 1,000 last week. The Labor Department says weekly applications for benefits fell to 367,000. Most economists believe that when jobless benefits applications are below 375,000 on a consistent basis, it suggests job growth is strong enough to lower unemployment rate. 

 

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