Weekly U.S. jobless claims decline to lowest level since April

UNITED STATES jobless claims dropped by 15,000 to 204,000 last week. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT
UNITED STATES jobless claims dropped by 15,000 to 204,000 last week. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT
WASHINGTON – The fewest Americans in almost five months filed for unemployment benefits last week, signaling the broad labor market remains healthy despite cooling in some parts of the economy. Jobless claims dropped by 15,000 to 204,000 in the week ended Sept. 7, according to Labor Department figures released Thursday that were below all estimates…

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