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US jobless claims fall by 24,000

By BFN News | 01:32 PM | Thursday 18 July, 2013

US initial unemployment claims fell to 334,000 in the week ending 13 July - a decrease of 24,000 from the previous week's revised figure of 358,000. The US Department of Labor said the four-week moving average was 346,000, a decrease of 5,250 from the previous week's revised average of 351,250. The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 2.4% for the week ending 6 July, an increase of 0.1 percentage point from the prior week's unrevised rate. The advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment during the week ending 6 July was 3,114,000, an increase of 91,000 from the preceding week's revised level of 3,023,000. The four-week moving average was 3,019,250, an increase of 37,000 from the preceding week's revised average of 2,982,250. Story provided by

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