Fewest Americans Since April File for Jobless Benefits: Chart

More good news for the U.S. jobs market. Filings for unemployment benefits unexpectedly declined last week to the lowest level since mid-April, adding to evidence that labor is healthy and stable amid a shaky global economy. Jobless claims dropped by 16,000 to 254,000 in the week ended July 2, a Labor Department report showed Thursday in Washington.

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