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Jobless claims fall for second straight week

Jobless claims fall for second straight week

The government says the number of newly laid-off workers seeking unemployment benefits fell more than expected last week, the second straight weekly drop from a six-year high.
The Labor Department says applications for jobless benefits dropped to 432,000, down by 13,000 from the previous week. That was a steeper drop than analysts expected.
But claims remain elevated compared with recent years. The four-week moving average climbed to 445,750, the highest in almost seven years.


Updated : 2021-07-24 22:56 GMT+08:00