U.S. jobless claims fall more than expected to four-week low

UNITED STATES jobless claims declined by 9,000 claims to 221,000 last week. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/MARK KAUZLARICH
UNITED STATES jobless claims declined by 9,000 claims to 221,000 last week. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/MARK KAUZLARICH
NEW YORK - Filings for United States unemployment benefits fell more than expected to a four-week low, as the labor market tightens further following the end of a five-week government shutdown. Seasonally adjusted jobless claims fell by 9,000 to 221,000 in the week ended March 16, beating economist forecasts for 225,000, Labor Department figures showed…

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