U.S. Jobless Claims Decrease

365,000 reading in latest week is lowest in a month.

 Fewer Americans than forecast filed applications for unemployment benefits last week, easing concern the job market was taking a turn for the worse.

Jobless claims fell by 27,000 to 365,000 in the week ended April 28, a one-month low, from a revised 392,000 the prior period, Labor Department figures showed today in Washington. The median forecast of 46 economists surveyed by Bloomberg News called for 379,000 applications.

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