Jobless claims in U.S. drop to lowest level in almost five decades

U.S. JOBLESS CLAIMS decreased by 10,000 to 210,000, the lowest they have been since Dec. 1969. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT
U.S. JOBLESS CLAIMS decreased by 10,000 to 210,000, the lowest they have been since Dec. 1969. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT
NEW YORK - U.S. filings for unemployment benefits fell last week to the lowest level in almost five decades, indicating the job market remains tight, Labor Department figures showed Thursday. Highlights of jobless claims (Week ended Feb. 24) Jobless claims decreased by 10,000 to 210,000, lowest since Dec. 1969 (est. 225,000) Continuing claims rose by…

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