U.S. jobless claims edge up to 216,000, matching projections

UNITED STATES jobless claims rose to 216,000 last week. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/JEFF KOWALSKY
UNITED STATES jobless claims rose to 216,000 last week. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/JEFF KOWALSKY
WASHINGTON – Filings for United States unemployment benefits rose slightly while still remaining around a historically low level that’s consistent with a tight labor market. Jobless claims rose to 216,000 in the week ended July 13, according to Labor Department figures released Thursday that matched estimates in Bloomberg’s survey of economists. The four- week average,…

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