Fewest jobless claims in 6 weeks show strong U.S. job market

U.S JOBLESS CLAIMS decreased by 3,000 to 218,000 last week, hovering near the lowest levels in almost five decade. / BLOOMBERG FIEL PHOTO.LUKE SHARRETT
U.S JOBLESS CLAIMS decreased by 3,000 to 218,000 last week, hovering near the lowest levels of applications in almost five decade. / BLOOMBERG FIEL PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT
NEW YORK - Filings for United States unemployment benefits declined to a six-week low, indicating the job market remains tight, Labor Department figures showed Thursday. Highlights of jobless claims (Week ended June 16) Jobless claims decreased by 3,000 to 218,000 (est. 220,000) Continuing claims rose by 22,000 to 1.723 million in week ended June 9…
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