US jobless claims up modestly last week

US jobless claims up modestly last week

WASHINGTON (AP) — Slightly more Americans filed for jobless claims last week, but the labor market remains one of strongest parts of the U.S. economy.
Applications for unemployment benefits rose to 230,000 for the week ending Dec. 3, up by 4,000 from the previous week’s 226,000, the Labor Department reported Thursday. The four-week moving average of claims, which smooths out week-to-week…

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