U.S. jobless claims increase while remaining near 48-year low

U.S. JOBLESS CLAIMS increased by 11,000 to 222,000 last week. / BLOOMBERG/ LUKE SHARRETT
U.S. JOBLESS CLAIMS increased by 11,000 to 222,000 last week, but remained close to its recent nearly historic low. / BLOOMBERG/ LUKE SHARRETT
NEW YORK - United States filings for unemployment benefits rose by the most in six weeks while still hovering near historically low levels that indicate a tight job market, Labor Department figures showed Thursday. Highlights of jobless claims (Week ended May 12) Jobless claims increased by 11,000 to 222,000 (est. 215,000) Continuing claims fell by 87,000…

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