Claims for jobless benefits in U.S. point to firm job market

WASHINGTON - The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits increased last week, while staying within a range that shows subdued firings. Jobless claims rose by 6,000 to 244,000 in the week ended Feb. 18, a report from the Labor Department showed Thursday. The four-week average declined to the lowest level since July 1973. A…

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