U.S. claims for unemployment benefits rise to four-month high

UNITED STATES jobless claims increased by 3,000 to 224,000 last week. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/DANIEL ACKER
UNITED STATES jobless claims increased by 3,000 to 224,000 last week. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/DANIEL ACKER
NEW YORK - Filings for United States unemployment benefits rose last week to the highest level since late June, potentially reflecting holiday-related volatility in what otherwise has been a strong labor market. Jobless claims increased by 3,000 to 224,000 in the week ended Nov. 17, Labor Department figures showed Wednesday. That compares with the 215,000 median…

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