Jobless-benefit rolls at 28-year low show U.S. labor tightness

AN EMPLOYEE paints components at the Super Vac Manufacturing Co. production facility in Fort Collins, Colorado, U.S., on Tuesday, March 21, 2017. The Department of Labor figures on Thursday showed U.S. jobless benefits at a 28 year low. BLOOMBERG / MATTHEW STAVER
AN EMPLOYEE paints components at the Super Vac Manufacturing Co. production facility in Fort Collins, Colorado, U.S., on Tuesday, March 21, 2017. Department of Labor figures on Thursday showed U.S. jobless benefits at a 28 year low. BLOOMBERG / MATTHEW STAVER
NEW YORK - A decline in U.S. jobless-benefit rolls to a 28-year low adds to signs of a tight labor market, as initial unemployment claims also remained subdued, Labor Department figures showed Thursday. Highlights of jobless claims in the week ended May 6. • Initial jobless claims decreased by 2,000 to 236,000 (forecast was 245,000)…

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