(WASHINGTON) — Jobless claims dropped lower last week, decreasing by 6,000, according to the latest figures released Thursday by the Labor Department.
For the week ending Dec. 13, the number of people filing for unemployment benefits fell to 289,000. The previous week claims stood at 295,000, revised up from 294,000.
The Labor Department said there were no "special factors" impacting that week's figures.
The four-week moving average fell to 298,750 from last week’s revised average of 299,500.
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