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Unemployment Claims Drop To Pre-Recession Levels

Aug 22, 2013 (All Things Considered) — More than 330,000 people filed new claims for unemployment insurance benefits last week. That sounds like a big number -- and is a slight increase over the previous week -- but it's being taken as some very good news. For a month, now, fewer new people are asking for unemployment insurance than at any time since November, 2007. That's before the Great Recession.

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