The US Department of Labor reported that over the week, the number of American citizens, who had applied for unemployment benefits for the first time, fell by 10,000 to 203,000, which is the lowest level since December 1969. Analysts had predicted the preservation of the indicator at the level of 213 thousand. The average number of applications for the last 4 weeks was 209.5 thousand, decreasing from 212 thousand 250 in the previous 4 weeks. The number of Americans who continue to receive unemployment benefits, for the week to August 25, decreased by 3 thousand and amounted to 1 million 707 thousand people while analysts had predicted 1 million 720 thousand.
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