U.S. weekly jobless claims fall sharply last week; producer prices increase in September

Written by on October 14, 2021

Signage for a job fair is seen on 5th Avenue after the release of the jobs report in Manhattan, New York City, U.S., September 3, 2021. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

WASHINGTON, Oct 14 (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell close to a 19-month low last week, further evidence that a shortage of workers was behind slower job growth rather than weakening demand for labor.

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