Unemployment claims drop in Missouri, U.S.

Missouri’s initial unemployment claims dropped 17% last week.

The state labor department on Thursday reported 8,709 claims in the week ending Oct. 17. There were 10,502 claims the previous week, which was the highest number in more than a month.

The Associated Press reports U.S. jobless claims drop to 787,000, though layoffs remain high seven months after virus struck economy.

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