Jobless claims fall for third week in tight U.S. labor market

UNITED STATES jobless claims declined by 2,000 to 210,000 this week, the third straight week of decline. / BLOOMBERG NEWS
UNITED STATES jobless claims declined by 2,000 to 210,000 this week, the third straight week of decline. / BLOOMBERG NEWS
NEW YORK - United States filings for unemployment benefits fell for a third week and remain near the lowest in almost five decades, indicating a tight job market, Labor Department figures showed Thursday. Highlights of jobless claims (Week ended Aug. 18) Jobless claims decreased by 2,000 to 210,000 (estimated 215,000); lowest since 208,000 on July…

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