Initial claims for state unemployment fell back 21,000 to 509,000 in the Nov. 29 week, with no real special factors or anything unexpected occurring, the Labor Department reported yesterday.

Data was close to what could be anticipated by seasonal factors, according to a Labor analyst. Seasonal factors had been expected to cause unadjusted claims to decrease 9.3%, or 57,000, for the Nov. 29 week, and they actually fell 13.0%, or 78,974, to a level of 529,941, the analyst said. While this was a larger drop in volume than expected, he added, it was nothing out of the ordinary.

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