U.S. jobless claims drop in latest sign of strong labor market

US. JOBLESS claims fell to 216,000 last week . / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/JEFF KOWALSKY
US. JOBLESS claims fell to 216,000 last week . / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/JEFF KOWALSKY
WASHINGTON – Filings for United States unemployment benefits declined the most in five weeks in another sign the jobs market remains strong, underscoring the outlook of Federal Reserve officials. Jobless claims fell to 216,000 in the week ended June 15, according to Labor Department figures released Thursday that were slightly below the estimate in Bloomberg’s…

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