U.S. jobless claims hit one-year high amid shutdown, holiday

UNITED STATES jobless claims jumped from a five-decade low to 253,000 last week. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT
UNITED STATES jobless claims jumped from a five-decade low to 253,000 last week. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT
NEW YORK - Filings for United States unemployment benefits rose by more than forecast to the highest since September 2017 amid the tail end of the government shutdown and a holiday that typically coincides with volatility in the data. Jobless claims jumped from a five-decade low to 253,000 in the week ended Jan. 26, exceeding all…

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