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Unemployment claims drop below 400K

(CNN) – Fewer Americans filed applications for unemployment benefits last week, according to numbers released Thursday by the Labor Department.

There were 381,000 jobless claims filed for the first time. The number was the lowest level in nine months.

Analysts said any number below 400,000 was a good sign the troubled U.S. job market was getting better.

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