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US jobs picture gets still rosier

By Matt Phillips
Published Last updated This article is more than 2 years old.

Wow. The US jobs picture continues to look bright. The latest reading—out  at 8:30 a.m. EST—showed weekly jobless claims falling unexpectedly by 10,000 to 332,000.

What’s more, the smoothed-out, four-week moving average dropped to 346,750, the lowest since March 2008. That’s not long after the Great Recession began in December 2007.

The better-than-expected news on the US jobs front seemed to shore up sentiment in the stock market, where the S&P 500 has yet to notch a new all-time high. (Something the Dow did last week.) Today might be the day.

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