Jobless claims fall to 216K, showing tight U.S. labor market

UNITED STATES jobless claims declined by 1,000 to 216,000 last week . /BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/MARK KAUZLARICH
UNITED STATES jobless claims declined by 1,000 to 216,000 last week . /BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/MARK KAUZLARICH
NEW YORK - United States filings for unemployment benefits decreased for the third time in four weeks, hovering near an almost five- decade low that reflects a robust job market. Jobless claims fell by 1,000 to 216,000 in the week ended Dec. 22, matching the median estimate in a Bloomberg survey of economists and following…

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