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Number of Americans Filing for Unemployment Down

Posted on 09 Sep 2010

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A government report released Thursday showed that new U.S. claims for unemployment benefits fell more than expected last week to a two-month low.

According to a weekly report from the Labor Department, there were 451,000 initial jobless claims filed in the week ended Sept. 4, down 27,000 from an upwardly revised 478,000 in the previous week,

That was the lowest weekly jobless claims figure since the 427,000 claims reported in the week ended July 10.