Jobless Claims in U.S. Drop to Lowest Level in Five Months

  • Last week marked full year of weekly claims under 300,000
  • Level approaches four-decade low of 255,000 reached in July

Three Charts: U.S. Jobs Report

Filings for U.S. unemployment benefits fell last week to the lowest level in five months as the number of firings remained consistent with a solid labor market.

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