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Jobless Claims Fall Again, Near Lowest Level in Decades

MarketWatch (12/24/15) Jeffry Bartash

The number of people applying for unemployment benefits declined by 5,000 to a seasonally adjusted 267,000 in the week ended Dec. 19, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Economists surveyed by MarketWatch had forecast claims of 270,000. The four-week average of claims rose by 1,750 to 272,500, near a 15-year low.