U.S. jobless claims fall for third straight week to 48-year low

UNITED STATES jobless claims decreased by 3,000 to 201,000 last week. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT
UNITED STATES jobless claims decreased by 3,000 to 201,000 last week. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT
NEW YORK - United States filings for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell for a third straight week to a new 48-year low, indicating a tight job market, Labor Department figures showed Thursday. Highlights of jobless claims (Week ended Sept. 15) Jobless claims decreased by 3,000 to 201,000 (estimated 210,000), lowest since Nov. 1969, from unrevised 204,000 Continuing…

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