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U.S. applications for unemployment benefits fell to their lowest level in eight months last week.
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TAG: Correspondent Jeremy House reporting. Jobless claim applications are seen as representative of the number of layoffs in a given week.
VERBATIM: The Labor Department says applications for jobless claims fell by 20,000 to 201,000 for the week ending September 16th. That’s the lowest figure since the last week of January. Overall, 1.66 million people were collecting unemployment benefits during the week that ended September 9, about 21,000 fewer than the previous week.
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