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More Americans Than Forecast File Unemployment Claims

More Americans than forecast filed applications for unemployment benefits last week, signaling labor-market progress will proceed fitfully.

Jobless claims in the week ended Nov. 9 fell to 339,000 from a revised 341,000 the week before that was higher than initially reported, the Labor Department said today in Washington. The median forecast of 51 economists surveyed by Bloomberg called for a drop to 330,000.