A little better.
The four-week average dropped to 308,000 from 315,000 in the prior week, today’s Labor Department report showed.
The number of people continuing to receive jobless benefits increased by 35,000 to 2.82 million in the week ended Sept. 14. The continuing claims figure does not include the number of Americans receiving extended benefits under federal programs.
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