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Jobless Claims Inch Up To 196,000

The number of people applying for jobless benefits in the U.S. inched up last week, the fourth consecutive week in which new claims have come in below 200,000. The Labor Department said initial claims for state unemployment benefits rose to

Federal Reserve Board Chairman Jerome Powell speaks at a news conference after a Federal Open Market Committee meeting on September 18, 2019, in Washington, DC. (Olivier Douliery/Getty Images)

Jobless Claims Decline to 326,000

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits dipped to 326,000 in the week ended October 2, a decline of 38,000 from the previous week.

A job listing board hangs at the East Bay Career Center February 2, 2006 in Oakland, California. According to a government report, U.S. unemployment benefits claims dropped to about 273,000 last week, sending a four-week average of claims to the lowest level in nearly six years. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty …