Jobless claims in U.S. climb to highest level since June

U.S. JOBLESS claims increased by 14,000 to 225,000 last week . /BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/JEFF KOWALSKY
U.S. JOBLESS claims increased by 14,000 to 225,000 last week . /BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/JEFF KOWALSKY
WASHINGTON – Applications to collect unemployment benefits rose last week to the highest level since the end of June, topping all economists’ forecasts. Jobless claims increased by 14,000 to 225,000 in the week ended Nov. 9, Labor Department data showed on Thursday. The figure reflected estimates of filings for five states and Puerto Rico, a…

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