U.S. jobless claims rise, though still show solid labor market

UNITED STATES jobless claims climbed to 214,000 last week. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/JEFF KOWALSKY
UNITED STATES jobless claims climbed to 214,000 last week. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/JEFF KOWALSKY
NEW YORK - Filings for United States unemployment benefits rose for the first time in three weeks while remaining near levels showing a tight labor market. Jobless claims climbed to 214,000 in the week ended Dec. 15, slightly below the median estimate in Bloomberg's survey of economists, Labor Department figures showed Thursday. The four- week…

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