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U.S. weekly jobless claims fall as labor market strength continues

WASHINGTON, Sept 20 - The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, hitting near a 49-year low in a sign the job market remains strong. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits fell by 3,000 to a seasonally adjusted level of 201,000 for the week ended Sept. 15, the Labor Department said on Thursday. That is the lowest level since November 1969. Data for the prior week s claims was unrevised. Economists polled by Reuters had forecast c

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