First-time unemployment claims drop 43,000 in U.S.

02/12/2010 | Reuters

Initial jobless claims in the U.S. decreased 43,000 last week, the Labor Department said. The seasonally adjusted total of 440,000 first-time claims fell substantially short of the 465,000 predicted by analysts polled by Reuters. The four-week rolling average was down 1,000.

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