WASHINGTON — Initial jobless claims fell 16,000 to 453,000 filings the week ending Sept. 25 from 469,000 the previous week, the Labor Department reported Thursday. Continuing claims fell 83,000 to 4.457 million in the week ending Sept. 18.

Economists had expected 460,000 initial claims and 4.480 million continuing claims, according to Thomson Reuters.

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