Unemployment claims in the U.S. fall

06/6/2013 | Reuters · CNNMoney · Washington Post, The

The number of initial applications for jobless benefits in the U.S. fell to 346,000 last week, in line with what most experts anticipated, the Labor Department said. The four-week rolling average -- which most economists consider a more accurate picture of the U.S. labor market -- rose 4,500, to 352,500. The overall percentage of adults who have a job remains close to its lowest level in 30 years.

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