WASHINGTON — Seasonally adjusted initial jobless claims fell to 348,000 for the week ending March 17, a decrease of 5,000 from the previous week’s revised level of 353,000, originally reported as 351,000, the Labor Department reported Thursday.

Continuing claims were down to 3.352 million for the week ending March 10, a decrease of 9,000 from the previous week’s revised level of 3.361 million, originally reported as 3.343 million.

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