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Published October 11, 2012, 09:03 AM

US jobless claims fall to 339K, fewest in 4½ years

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans seeking unemployment aid plummeted last week to seasonally adjusted 339,000, the lowest level in more than four years. The sharp drop offered a hopeful sign that the job market could pick up.

By: CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER,AP Economics Writer, Associated Press

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