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US jobless claims fall to more than one-month low

A Labor Department official said Harvey and Irma along with Hurricane Maria affected claims

Reuters  |  Washington 

The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits fell to more than a one-month low last week as claims in Texas and Florida continued to decline after being boosted by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits decreased 15,000 to a seasonally adjusted 243,000 for the week ended Oct. 7, the lowest level since late August, the Labor Department said on Thursday. Data for the prior week was revised to show 2,000 fewer applications received than previously reported. A Labor Department official said Harvey and Irma along with Hurricane Maria ...

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First Published: Thu, October 12 2017. 19:19 IST
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