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Unemployment claims drop in New York

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New York saw fewer people asking for unemployment help last week, according to the state Department of Labor. The number of people in New York filing for unemployment for the first time dropped to 14,893, nearly half of what it was the week before at 29,329.

Across the United States, fewer people also filed for unemployment, with the number decreasing slightly to 209,000 from 210,000 the previous week. This shows that not as many people were laid off last week.

In different states, the numbers varied. Oregon had a big increase in unemployment claims, going up by 33.7%. But New Hampshire did really well, with its unemployment claims falling by over half, showing a 60.6% decrease. This tells us that in some places more people are needing help, but in others, fewer people are losing their jobs.