Initial claims for U.S. unemployment-insurance benefits fell to the lowest tally in seven weeks, signaling a slower pace of layoffs, according to government data released Wednesday.
The number of people who applied for U.S. unemployment-insurance benefits fell by 9,000 to 280,000 in the week that ended Dec. 20, , the U.S. Labor Department reported. That is only modestly above the 14-year low of 266,000 hit in October.
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