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US unemployment claims hit 4-year low of 357K

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits fell to a four-year low last week, suggesting employers kept hiring in March at a healthy pace.

Weekly applications dropped 6,000 to a seasonally adjusted 357,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. That's the fewest since April 2008.

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Martina Ryberg, right, of Plymouth State University talks with Tara Rossetti of On Call International during a job fair for college students on Wednesday in Manchester, N.H. The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits fell to a four-year low last...

 

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