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Jobless claims fall 5,000 from last week
CNN -- The number of people filing for first-time unemployment benefits fell last week for the second week in a row.
The Department of Labor says 330,000 people filed for first-time jobless claims in the week ending January 19th.
That's down 5,000 compared to the previous week and marks a new 5-year low.
Over the last two weeks, initial claims have plummeted by 45,000.
It's unclear why claims have fallen so dramatically.
But economists point to seasonal distortions in the data.