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Applications for Unemployment Benefits Fall

New applications for unemployment benefits are continuing to fall.

The Labor Department says  new claims dropped by 29,000 to 429,000 the lowest level since August 2008.


The decline resulted from fewer lay-offs by manufacturing companies than expected this time of year.

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