And Weekly Jobless Claims Fall By A Couple Thou

Weekly jobless claims from newly laid off workers fell 7,000 last week to 444,000, the Department of Labor reported today. This brings the four-week moving average to 458,500.

Meanwhile, for the week ended April 17, another 150,000 unemployed workers joined the ranks of those on Emergency Unemployment Compensation, the program for workers who have exhausted their regular benefits. There are now 5.3 million Americans claiming emergency benefits.

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