Claims for U.S. jobless benefits increase to seven-week high

FILINGS FOR U.S. unemployment benefits rose to a seven-week high, representing a departure from other data showing a solid labor market. / BLOOMBERG NEWS PHOTO
FILINGS FOR U.S. unemployment benefits rose to a seven-week high, representing a departure from other data showing a solid labor market. / BLOOMBERG NEWS PHOTO
WASHINGTON - Filings for U.S. unemployment benefits rose to a seven-week high, representing a departure from other data showing a solid labor market. Jobless claims increased by 15,000 to 258,000 in the week ended March 18, a Labor Department report showed Thursday. The median forecast in a Bloomberg survey called for 240,000. On an unadjusted…

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