U.S. jobless claims fall; continuing claims lowest since 2000

April 2, 2015 12:33 PM

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U.S. jobless claims fall; continuing claims lowest since 2000

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, suggesting the labor market continues to expand at a solid clip even as economic growth has stalled.

Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped 20,000 to a seasonally adjusted 268,000 for the week ended March 28, the Labor Department said on Thursday.

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