U. S. unemployment down

(AGI) Washington, July 17 - New jobless claims in the U.S.dropped last week to 302,000 from 305,000 the week before, theLabor Department reports. Analysts had expected jobless claimswould rise to 310,000. Claims have dropped on a continuousbasis from 2.584 million to 2,507 million. Forecasts hadexpected a drop to 2.575 million. . .

(AGI) Washington, July 17 - New jobless claims in the U.S.dropped last week to 302,000 from 305,000 the week before, theLabor Department reports. Analysts had expected jobless claimswould rise to 310,000. Claims have dropped on a continuousbasis from 2.584 million to 2,507 million. Forecasts hadexpected a drop to 2.575 million. . .