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A Closer Look at Today’s Jobless Claims

“More Americans sought unemployment aid last week, suggesting hiring remains sluggish.

The Labor Department said Thursday that weekly unemployment benefit applications rose 6,000 to a seasonally adjusted 386,000. The increase came after the government revised the previous week up to 380,000.

The four-week average, a less volatile measure, rose for the third straight week to 382,000. That’s the highest in six weeks.”

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