jobless claims fall again

( – After several weeks of growth, weekly jobless claims fell again last week in the United States.

The statistic stood at 210,000 during the week to May 21, a drop of 8,000 from the previous week, the Department of Labor announced on Thursday.

The four-week moving average, which can be seen as a better indicator of the labor market’s underlying trend, came in at 206,750, up 7,250 from the previous week’s 199,500 units.

The number of people regularly receiving benefits rose to 1.346 million during the week of May 14, the last week for which these figures are available, against 1.317 million the previous week.

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