U.S. jobless claims unexpectedly decline to a three-week low

U.S. JOBLESS CLAIMS declined by 10,000 to 210,000 last week. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/JEFF KOWALSKY
U.S. JOBLESS CLAIMS declined by 10,000 to 210,000 last week. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/JEFF KOWALSKY
WASHINGTON – Applications for unemployment benefits in the United States unexpectedly declined to a three-week low despite a strike by General Motors Co. workers that continues to reverberate through supporting industries. Jobless claims dropped by 10,000 to 210,000 in the week ended Oct. 5, according to Labor Department figures released Thursday. The median forecast in…

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