Jobless claims slow

Weekly claims for unemployment have remained under 10,000 for the past two weeks.

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The number of weekly claims for unemployment checks has stayed under 10,000 for the past two weeks – the first time in nearly a year.

Statistics show more than 9,000 initial claims for unemployment benefits in the most recent week – a number economists watch closely.

An Oregon state economist said the number of first-time claims has remained below 10,000 for two weeks running – the first time that’s happened in almost a year and an indication the recession is easing.

Read the full story at The Daily Astorian.

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