Jobless benefit claims fall, levels near second half of 2012

In aBloomberg report, the news agency reports that claims for U.S. unemployment insurance payments fell in the week ended Feb. 2, which returns it to levels seen in the second half of 2012.

Applications for jobless benefits dropped 5,000 to 366,000 in the week ended Feb. 2, according to the report.

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