New jobless claims fall 30,000 from previous week to 339,000
WASHINGTON (MCT) — The number of people filing new jobless claims plunged last week to a 41/2-year low.
Analysts said the report Thursday probably overstates what appears to be a moderately improving job market. It comes just days after officials reported that the unemployment rate fell in September to a post-recession low, which caused some Obama administration critics to claim that political interference skewed the data.
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