New jobless claims down slightly after unexpected rise

The number of Americans filing for first-time unemployment benefits fell last week, after unexpectedly spiking just one week before. According to the U.S. Labor Department, 411,000 Americans filed new jobless claims the week ending June 19th, a decline of about 7,000. Greg McBride, chief financial analyst at Bankrate, joins CBSN to discuss the latest numbers.

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