U.S. jobless claims unexpectedly drop to lowest in 7 months

U.S. JOBLESS CLAIMS declined by 10,000 to 203,000 last week. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/JEFF KOWALSKY
WASHINGTON – Filings for United States unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell to the lowest level since April, signaling resilience in the labor market ahead of Friday’s jobs report. Jobless claims fell by 10,000 to 203,000 in the week ended Nov. 30, according to Labor Department figures released Thursday that were below all estimates in Bloomberg's survey…

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