WASHINGTON, Oct 8- The number of Americans filing new applications for jobless benefits fell more than expected to near a 42- year low last week, pointing to ongoing tightening in the labor market despite the recent slowdown in hiring. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped 13,000 to a seasonally adjusted 263,000 for the week ended Oct. 3, the...» Read More
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