Jobless claims at five-week low show resilient U.S. job market

U.S. JOBLESS claims decreased by 2,000 to 236,000. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT
U.S. JOBLESS claims decreased by 2,000 to 236,000. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT
NEW YORK - Applications for unemployment benefits in the U.S. declined to a five-week low, consistent with a resilient labor market, Labor Department figures showed Thursday. Highlights of Jobless Claims (Week ended Dec. 2) Jobless claims decreased by 2,000 to 236,000 (est. 240,000) Four-week average, a less-volatile measure than the weekly figure, dropped to 241,500 from…
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