U. S. unemployment benefits unexpectedly down

(AGI) Washington, Oct. 2 - Weekly unemployment benefits haveunexpectedly fallen by 8,000 units to 287,000, while analystshad expected a rise of 4,000. On average, over the past fourweeks, the number of people claiming unemployment benefits hasfallen from 299,000 to 294,750. On a weekly basis the number ofbeneficiaries has fallen from 2.443 to 2.438 million. . .

(AGI) Washington, Oct. 2 - Weekly unemployment benefits haveunexpectedly fallen by 8,000 units to 287,000, while analystshad expected a rise of 4,000. On average, over the past fourweeks, the number of people claiming unemployment benefits hasfallen from 299,000 to 294,750. On a weekly basis the number ofbeneficiaries has fallen from 2.443 to 2.438 million. . .