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Fewer Americans filing for jobless benefits

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (KWWL) -

Some encouraging news from the Labor Department: The number of people applying for jobless benefits fell last week.

New numbers show applications for unemployment benefits fell by 24,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 334,000.

Applications have dropped by 5 percent since January, indicating stronger job growth.

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