NEW YORK - U.S. filings for unemployment benefits increased a week after plunging to the lowest level since 1973, underscoring a still historically tight jobs market, Labor Department figures showed Thursday. Highlights of jobless claims (Week ended Jan. 20) Jobless claims increased by 17,000 to 233,000 (est. 235,000) Continuing claims fell by 28,000 to 1.937 million in week…
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