Average for US jobless claims at fresh 5-year low

Associated Press
Average for US jobless claims at fresh 5-year low

In this Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, photo, job seekers line up to speak with a State Dept. employee about job opportunities in the federal government during a job fair in Boston. market. Weekly unemployment benefit applications rose just 2,000 to a seasonally adjusted 336,000, the Labor Department said Thursday, March, 21, 2013. Over the past four weeks, the average number of applications has dropped by 7,500 to 339,750. That’s the lowest since February 2008, just three months into the recession. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

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