Fewer people are seeking unemployment benefits as the impact of a disastrous hurricane season fades

Business Insider | 10/12/2017 | Christopher S. Rugaber, Associated Press
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer people sought unemployment benefits last week as the impact of last month's hurricanes on the US economy fades.

The Labor Department says weekly applications for US unemployment aid fell 15,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 243,000. Applications fell in Texas and Florida, where Hurricanes Harvey and Irma inflicted heavy damage in late August and September. Applications spiked to 298,000 after Harvey hit Texas in late August.

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