Jobless claims in U.S. rise to three-month high after holidays

US JOBLESS CLAIMS increased by 11,000 to 261,000 this week, / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/MARK KAUZLARICH
US JOBLESS CLAIMS increased by 11,000 to 261,000 this week, / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/MARK KAUZLARICH
NEW YORK - United States filings for unemployment benefits unexpectedly rose to a three-month high last week during a holiday period when claims tend to be volatile, Labor Department figures showed Thursday. Highlights of jobless claims (Week ended Jan. 6) Jobless claims increased by 11,000 to 261,000 (est. 245,000), highest since week ended Sept. 23, when…

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