Jobless claims fall

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Thursday, November 01, 2012

Applications for unemployment benefits fell 9,000 to 363,000 in the U.S. last week.

The report comes just before Friday's October jobs data, the last broad snapshot of the economy before the presidential election Tuesday. The still-weak job market has been a top issue for voters.

The Labor Department said Thursday that the four-week average of applications for unemployment aid, a less volatile gauge, declined to 367,250. The average has been around that level for three months.

Read more at OregonLive.com.

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+1 #1 How about the 7.8% from last month?Guest 2012-11-01 19:08:14
Isn't it also important to tell about the many thousands of unemployed in California that were not reported last month's 7.8% because of some human error? (supposedly) Why hasn't the news media told about that? Talk about controlling the media propaganda and the left leaning press!!!
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