WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) - During the week ended October 10, the number of people who applied for unemployment benefits in the US fell by 7,000 to 255,000 - a minimum level since 1973.
Economists surveyed by MarketWatch, forecast growth of up to 270 000. The average number of initial claims for the previous month to a seasonally adjusted fell by 2,250 to 265,000, the report says the US Department of Labor. This is also the lowest figure since 1973. The number of secondary applications for unemployment benefits in the seven days ended October 3 fell by 50,000 to 2.1 million.
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