U.S. jobless claims decline as hurricane impact ebbs in South

FILING FOR UNEMPLOYMENT benefits declined last week as the areas afffected by hurricanes on the continental U.S. began to recover. /BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/TY WRIGHT
FILING FOR UNEMPLOYMENT benefits declined last week as the areas afffected by hurricanes on the continental U.S. began to recover. /BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/TY WRIGHT
NEW YORK - United States filings for unemployment benefits fell last week as the impact of hurricanes Harvey and Irma faded in several states, Labor Department figures showed Thursday. Highlights of jobless claims (Week ended Sept. 30) Initial claims fell by 12,000 to 260,000 (est. 265,000) Continuing claims increased by 2,000 to 1.94 million in week…

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