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In this Wednesday, July 31, 2013, file photo, Americorps volunteer John Harris III, who is helping to coordinate a jobs fair program, fill up some documents for job seekers in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

WASHINGTON (AP) — A measure of Americans who applied for unemployment benefits over the past month has fallen to its lowest level in almost six years, signaling fewer layoffs.

The Labor Department said Thursday that the average number of people who applied for benefits over the past four weeks dropped 6,250 to 335,500. That’s the lowest level since November 2007, the month before the Great Recession began.

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