First-time jobless claims hit lowest mark since February 2008

10/11/2012 | Bloomberg · Los Angeles Times · Business Insider

Initial jobless claims in the U.S. fell 30,000, to 339,000 last week, the least since February 2008, the Labor Department said. An agency spokesman said a drop in such claims in a large state accounted for much of the decline, but he refused to name the state. Several economists said it was possibly California.

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