WASHINGTON — Initial claims for state unemployment benefits fell 10,000 to 570,000 in the Aug. 22 week, according to data released by the Labor Department yesterday.

A Market News International survey had expected the initial claims level to fall to 565,000 in the Aug. 22 week from the originally reported 576,000 the week before. The expectations ranged from 560,000 to 570,000.

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