U.S. reports fewest initial unemployment claims in 6 weeks

11/4/2011 | MarketWatch · Christian Science Monitor, The

First-time claims for unemployment benefits fell to 397,000 last week, the fewest in six weeks, the U.S. Labor Department said. The four-week average, which economists consider a more reliable indicator of labor-market trends, declined by 2,000, to 404,500.

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