U.S. jobless claims fall to two-month low amid July 4 holiday

UNITED STATES filings for unemployment benefits declined to a two-month low: last week. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT
UNITED STATES filings for unemployment benefits declined to a two-month low: last week. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT
NEW YORK - United States filings for unemployment benefits fell more than forecast last week to a two-month low, reflecting volatility that's typical around periods with holidays, Labor Department figures showed Thursday. Highlights of jobless claims (Week ended July 7) Initial claims decreased by 18,000 to 214,000 (estimated 225,000); lowest since week ending May 5…
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