Weekly US unemployment aid applications fall to 358,000, still elevated by California backlog

  • Article by: CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER , Associated Press
  • Updated: October 17, 2013 - 8:55 AM

WASHINGTON — Applications for US unemployment benefits dropped 15,000 to a seasonally adjusted 358,000 last week, though the figure was distorted for the second straight week by California's efforts to clear backlogged claims.

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