Jobless claims fell last week amid strong U.S. labor market

UNITES STATES jobless claims decreased by 5,000 to 210,000 last week. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ LUKE SHARRETT
UNITES STATES jobless claims decreased by 5,000 to 210,000 last week. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ LUKE SHARRETT
NEW YORK - United States filings for unemployment benefits fell last week and continuing claims dropped to the lowest level since 1973, indicating the job market remains solid, Labor Department figures showed Thursday. Highlights of jobless claims (Week ended Oct. 13) Jobless claims decreased by 5,000 to 210,000 (estimated 211,000) Continuing claims fell by 13,000 to…

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