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Unemployment Applications Continue to Fall

The Labor Department reported Thursday that fewer Americans applied for unemployment benefits the previous week, continuing a nearly two-year trend that suggests a solid job market.

The department reported that weekly requests for jobless aid fell 10,000 to a seasonally adjusted 265,000.

The four-week average for claims was 263,000. Claims have stayed below 300,000 — a level indicative of healthy hiring levels — for 95 straight weeks.

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