Applications for Jobless Benefits in U.S. Fell in Latest Weekpublished Dec 8th 2016, 8:40 am, by Shobhana Chandra(Bloomberg) --Fewer Americans filed applications for unemployment benefits last week, reinforcing the picture of a healthy job market.

Jobless claims declined by 10,000 to 258,000 in the week ended Dec. 3, a report from the Labor Department showed Thursday. The median forecast of economists surveyed by Bloomberg called for 255,000. Continuing claims decreased to a three-week low.

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