Audio: US jobless claims fall to pandemic low of 473,000

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The number of Americans filing new unemployment claims dropped to 473,000, a pandemic low and a sign the economy is continuing to recover from the coronavirus recession.

CHICAGO (NewsNation Now) — The number of Americans filing new unemployment claims dropped to 473,000, a pandemic low and a sign the economy is continuing to recover from the coronavirus recession.

The U.S. Labor Department released its latest figures Thursday, showing the claims decreased by 34,000 from the previous week.

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