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Unemployment claims in Pennsylvania fell last week

Initial claims for unemployment benefits in Pennsylvania fell last week compared to the week before, the U.S. Department of Labor said Thursday.

New unemployment claims, a gauge for layoffs, fell to 9,477 in the week ending March 23, down from 9,803 the week before, the Labor Department said.

U.S. jobless claims fell to 210,000 last week, down from 212,000 the week before, on a seasonally adjusted basis.

Missouri saw the largest percentage increase in weekly claims, with a 27.9% increase. The Virgin Islands, meanwhile, saw the largest percentage decline, with claims down 48.6%.

The USA TODAY Network is publishing localized versions of this story on its news sites nationwide, generated from data from the U.S. Department of Labor’s weekly unemployment insurance claims report.

This article originally appeared on Ellwood City Ledger: Unemployment claims in Pennsylvania fell last week

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