U.S. jobless claims rise most since 2017, topping estimates

UNITED STATES jobless claims increased 37,000 to 230,000 last week. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/JEFF KOWALSKY
UNITED STATES jobless claims increased 37,000 to 230,000 last week. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/JEFF KOWALSKY
NEW YORK - Filings for United States unemployment benefits rose the most since late 2017, while still remaining in the range of what’s considered a tight labor market. Jobless claims rose 37,000 to 230,000 in the week ended April 20, according to Labor Department figures Thursday that matched the highest estimate in Bloomberg's survey. The…

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