U.S. jobless claims unexpectedly increase to seven-week high

U.S. JOBLESS CLAIMS increased by 11,000 to 234,000 last week. /BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT
U.S. JOBLESS CLAIMS increased by 11,000 to 234,000 last week while continuing claims rose by 29,000 to 1.741 million. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT
NEW YORK - Filings for United States unemployment benefits unexpectedly rose to a seven-week high while remaining consistent with a tight job market, Labor Department…

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