Fewest Americans collecting jobless aid since 1970

Applications for unemployment benefits inched down last week, Thursday as the total number of Americans collecting aid fell to its lowest level in more than 50 years. /MATT ROURKE / ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE PHOTO
WASHINGTON (AP) – Applications for unemployment benefits inched down last week as the total number of Americans collecting aid fell to its lowest level in more than 50 years. Jobless claims fell by 2,000 to 184,000 last week, the Labor Department said Thursday. The four-week average of claims, which levels out week-to-week volatility, rose by…

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