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Claims for US Unemployment Aid Slide Again

Fewer Americans signed up for unemployment benefits last week, another sign the U.S. job market remains healthy. The numbers: The Labor Department said Thursday that weekly claims for jobless aid slid by 10,000 to a seasonally adjusted 258,000. The less-volatile four-week average rose by 1,000 to 252,500. Overall, 2.01 million Americans are collecting unemployment checks, down 10 percent from a year ago. The takeaway: Claims have come in below 300,000 for 92 straight weeks, longest...

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