U.S. jobless claims fall to lowest level since before hurricanes

U.S. JOBLESS CLAIMS have returned to levels seen before hurricanes Harvey and Irma. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/TY WRIGHT
NEW YORK - Applications for U.S. unemployment benefits declined last week to the lowest level since late August, before major hurricanes sent jobless claims soaring, Labor Department figures showed Thursday. Highlights of Jobless Claims (Week ended Oct. 7) Jobless claims decreased by 15,000 to 243,000 (est. 250,000) Continuing claims dropped by 32,000 to 1.89 million…
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