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TREASURIES-Price drop steepens after U.S. jobless data

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NEW YORK, Oct 11 (Reuters) - U.S. Treasuries prices extendedlosses on Thursday after data showed weekly jobless claims fellto its lowest level since February 2008 and soothed some worriesabout unemployment and overall U.S. economic growth.

Benchmark 10-year Treasury note prices were 8/32lower, compared with a 6/32 fall before the release of theclaims data. The 10-year yield was last 1.710 percent, up 2.6basis points from late Wednesday.

(Reporting by Richard Leong Editing by W Simon)

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