U.S. jobless claims declined to fresh post-1969 low last week

UNITED STATES jobless claims decreased by 10,000 to 203,000 last week. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT
UNITED STATES jobless claims decreased by 10,000 to 203,000 last week. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT
NEW YORK - United States filings for unemployment benefits fell last week to the lowest in almost five decades, indicating a tight job market, Labor Department figures showed Thursday. Highlights of jobless claims (Week ended Sept. 1) Jobless claims decreased by 10,000 to 203,000, the lowest since Dec. 1969 (estimated 213,000) Continuing claims fell by 3,000…
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