Unemployment benefit requests down

April 16, 2009 7:06:32 PM PDT
The number of newly laid off Americans requesting jobless benefits fell last week.

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The Labor Department says claims dropped to 610,000 from 663,000 the previous week.

But the number of people continuing to receive unemployment rose above six million, that's the highest on record since 1967.

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