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( ) -q-18- UNDATED (Correspondent Jeremy House) “to 211-thousand.”
U.S. applications for unemployment benefits inched up modestly this week after reaching their lowest level in eight months the previous week.
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TAG: Correspondent Jeremy House reporting.
VERBATIM: The Labor Department reports that filings for jobless claims rose by 2,000 to 204,000 for the week ending September 23. Last week’s figure was the lowest since January. The four-week moving average of claims, which quiets some of the week-to-week noise, fell by 6,250 to 211,000.
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