U.S. jobless claims rise to a four-week high, topping forecast

UNITED STATES jobless claims rose to 229,000 in the week ended March 9. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/GABBY JONES
UNITED STATES jobless claims rose to 229,000 in the week ended March 9. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/GABBY JONES
NEW YORK - Filings for United States unemployment benefits rose to a four-week high and exceeded estimates, a sign the labor market may be softening somewhat even as it remains strong overall. Jobless claims rose to 229,000 in the week ended March 9, above economist forecasts for 225,000, Labor Department figures showed Thursday. The four-week…

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