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Initial jobless claims dipped slightly than expected

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Staff Writer | March 16, 2017
Claims, which count the number of people who applied for unemployment insurance for the first time in the past week, ticked down by 2,000 to 241,000.
Initial jobless claims
Working in America   The four-week moving average came in at 237,250
Economists had been expecting claims to fall to 240,000, down from the previous week's 243,000.

The four-week moving average came in at 237,250, a drop of 750 from the prior week's unrevised average of 236,500.


 

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