Jobless Claims Drop to 289K

Posted on: August 7th, 2014 by ABC News No Comments

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Jobless claims fell last week, decreasing by 14,000, according to the latest figures released Thursday by the Labor Department.

For the week ending Aug. 2, the number of people filing for benefits dropped to 289,000. The previous week, claims stood at 303,000.

The Labor Department said there were no “special factors” impacting this week’s figures.

The four-week moving average also fell, decreasing by 4,000 to 293,500.

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