U.S. jobless claims increase to highest level in seven weeks

UNITED STATES jobless claims rose by 10,000 to 227,000 last week. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT
UNITED STATES jobless claims rose by 10,000 to 227,000 last week. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT
WASHINGTON – Filings for United States unemployment benefits increased by more than expected to a seven-week high, a possible sign of strains in the labor market that could factor in to the Federal Reserve’s debate over whether to cut interest rates next month. Jobless claims rose by 10,000 to 227,000 in the week ended June…

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