Jobless claims lower as storm’s effects ebb

Posted: December 7, 2012 at 4:05 a.m.

Job seekers fill out applications Tuesday at a job fair in San Jose, Calif. Nationally, applications for unemployment benefits fell last week to a seasonally adjusted 370,000.

The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment aid fell sharply last week as a temporary spike caused by Hurricane Sandy has faded. Weekly applications have fallen back to a level consistent with modest hiring.

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Business, Pages 27 on 12/07/2012