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Unemployment Claims Fall To 209,000 (08/13/2019)

Reuters (8/8, Mutikani) reported according to the Labor Department, “initial claims for state unemployment benefits fell 8,000 to a seasonally adjusted 209,000 for the week ended Aug. 3,” which suggests, according to Reuters, that “the labor market remains strong even as the economy is slowing.” A Reuters survey of economists found they expected claims to “be unchanged at 215,000.”