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Unemployment Claims Drop, Stimulus History

In another piece of good economic news, new unemployment claims, a week-on-week measure, have dropped to the lowest level in four years. The Wall Street Journal reports: Initial unemployment claims dropped by 13,000 to 348,000 in the week ended Feb. 11, the Labor Department said Thursday in its weekly report. The previous week’s figures were revised up, to 361,000 from 358,000.
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