U.S. jobless claims dip to 48-year low for second straight week

UNITED STATES jobless claims decreased by 1,000 to 204,000 last week. /BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/DANIEL ACKER
UNITED STATES jobless claims decreased by 1,000 to 204,000 last week. /BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/DANIEL ACKER
MEW YORK - Filings for United States unemployment benefits declined to a fresh 48-year low for the second straight week, underscoring a tight job market, Labor Department figures showed Thursday. Highlights of jobless claims (Week ended Sept. 8) Jobless claims decreased by 1,000 to 204,000 (estimated 210,000), lowest since Dec. 1969, from 205,000 (revised from 203,000)…
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