Americans filing jobless claims at highest level in 8 months

THE NUMBER OF Americans applying for unemployment benefits last week rose to its highest level in more than eight months, a sign the labor market may be showing some weakness. Applications for jobless aid for the week ending July 16 rose by 7,000 to 251,000, up from the previous week’s 244,000, the Labor Department reported Thursday. / ROGELIO V. SOLIS / ASSOCIATED PRESS
WASHINGTON (AP) – The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits last week rose to the highest level in more than eight months in what may be a sign that the labor market may be weakening.  Applications for jobless aid for the week ending July 16 rose by 7,000 to 251,000, up from the previous…

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