Jobless claims in U.S. rise to four-week high amid holiday

An employee welds together a frame for a sports utility vehicle (SUV) during production at the General Motors Co. (GM) assembly plant in Arlington, Texas, U.S., on Thursday, March 10, 2016. The U.S. Census Bureau is scheduled to release business inventories figures on March 15. /BLOOMBERG PHOTO VIA GETTY IMAGES/ MATTHEW BUSCH/
An employee welds together a frame for a sports utility vehicle (SUV) during production at the General Motors Co. (GM) assembly plant in Arlington, Texas, U.S., on Thursday, March 10, 2016. The U.S. Census Bureau is scheduled to release business inventories figures on March 15. /BLOOMBERG PHOTO VIA GETTY IMAGES/ MATTHEW BUSCH/
NEW YORK - Filings for U.S. unemployment benefits rose to a four-week high last week, interrupting a run of subdued firings, a Labor Department report showed Thursday. Key Points Jobless claims increased by 14,000 to 257,000 (forecast was 245,000) in the week ended April 22. The number of people continuing to receive jobless benefits rose…

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