WASHINGTON — Initial claims for U.S. state unemployment benefits fell by 23,000 to 369,000 in the October 20 employment survey week after sharp movements in the previous two week, the Labor Department reported Thursday.

A Labor Department analyst said that there were no states estimate and nothing unusual in the state level data.

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