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Latest News Wires Unemployment claims fall to nearly seven year low, government says

Applications for unemployment assistance are at their lowest point since May of 2007, months before the start of the 'Great Recession.'

By Josh BoakAssociated Press / April 10, 2014

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The number of people seeking US unemployment benefits dropped to the lowest level in almost seven years, falling 32,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 300,000.