Jobless claims fall in positive sign for labor market (6)

Reuters 2013.12.26 16:09
By Jason Lange WASHINGTON WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell last week to the lowest level in nearly a month, a hopeful sign for the labor market. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits decreased 42,000 to a seasonally adjusted 338,000, the Labor Department said on Thursday. While recent data on claims have been clouded by seasonal volatility around
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