JOB­LESS CLAIMS DROP AGAIN Michael Jor­dan wins case in China. Fi­nally. Basketball

The Denver Post - - BUSINESS -

Fewer Amer­i­cans signed up for un­em­ploy­ment ben­e­fits last week, another sign the U.S. job mar­ket re­mains healthy.

The La­bor De­part­ment said Thurs­day that weekly claims for job­less aid slid by 10,000 to a sea­son­ally ad­justed 258,000. The lessvolatile 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.

Claims have come in be­low 300,000 for 92 straight weeks, long­est such streak since 1970.

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