Jobless claims in U.S. fell last week amid holiday volatility

U.S. JOBLESS CLAIMS decreased by 9,000 to 233,000 last week. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT
U.S. JOBLESS CLAIMS decreased by 9,000 to 233,000 last week. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT
NEW YORK - United States filings for unemployment benefits eased last week following a spike reflecting volatility around spring holidays, Labor Department data showed Thursday. Highlights of jobless claims (Week ended April 7) Jobless claims decreased by 9,000 to 233,000 (est. 230,000) Continuing claims rose by 53,000 to 1.871 million in week ended March 31 (data…

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