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Jobless Claims Up Last Week

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits edged up slightly last week but remained at a level indicating a strong labor market.


The Labor Department reported that 310,000 newly laid off workers applied for jobless benefits last week. That was a small increase of 5,000 claims, but it occurred after a dramatic drop of 32,000 in the previous week and left claims at a level indicating the labor market remained healthy.


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