Jobless claims in U.S. rise to highest in almost three months

JOBLESS CLAIMS ROSE TO 242,000 for the week ended March 31. /BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT
JOBLESS CLAIMS ROSE TO 242,000 for the week ended March 31. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT
PROVIDENCE - United States filings for unemployment benefits rose more than expected last week to the highest in almost three months amid holidays that may have played a role in the increase, Labor Department figures showed Thursday. Highlights of jobless claims (Week ended March 31) Jobless claims increased by 24,000 to 242,000 (est. 225,000), highest since…

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