U.S. jobless claims dropped last week to lowest level since 1969

UNITED STATES jobless claims decreased by 8,000 to 207,000 last week, the lowest unemployment filings since 1969. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT
NEW YORK - Unemployment lines across the United States last week were the shortest since December 1969, according to a Labor Department report Thursday that showed an unexpected drop in filings for jobless benefits. Highlights of jobless claims (Week ended July 14) Jobless claims decreased by 8,000 to 207,000 (estimated 220,000) Continuing claims rose by 8,000…

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