Jobless claims fell last week, showing tight U.S. labor market

UNITED STATES jobless claims decreased by 8,000 to 207,000 last week. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT
UNITED STATES jobless claims decreased by 8,000 to 207,000 last week. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT
NEW YORK - United States filings for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week following a storm-related surge in the prior period, indicating resilient demand for workers, Labor Department figures showed Thursday. Highlights of jobless claims (Week ended Sept. 29) Jobless claims decreased by 8,000 to 207,000 (estimated 215,000) from 215,000 (previously 214,000) Continuing claims fell…

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