First-time filings for state unemployment benefits dropped 11,000 to 351,000 in the week ended Nov. 22, the Department said. The decrease brought claims to their healthiest level since the week of Jan. 20, 2001.
Jobless claims drop to lowest level since 2001
November 26, 2003
The number of people filing an initial claim for jobless aid fell last week to its lowest level since early 2001, the Labor Department has reported. This was better-than had been expected.