U.S. jobless claims rise from lowest in almost 45 years

U.S. JOBLESS CLAIMS rose by 17,000 this week to 233,000. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT
U.S. JOBLESS CLAIMS rose by 17,000 this week to 233,000. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT
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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