Jobless Claims Fall As Plants Put Off Retooling

Jobless Claims

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans signing up for new jobless benefits last week fell to a four-year low but an unusual pattern for summer factory shutdowns marred what would have been a hopeful sign for the struggling labor market.

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