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Jobless Claims Fall to Four-Year Low

Initial jobless claims last week fell to a four-year low, the Labor Department said.

Claims declined 5,000 for the week ended Saturday to 359,000, Labor said.

Economists had forecast 350,000 new claims, Bloomberg reported.

The four-week moving average, a less volatile measure, fell to 365,000, from 368,500.

Continuing jobless claims for the previous week ended March 17 fell by 41,000, to 3.34 million.

By Light & Medium Truck

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