U.S. jobless claims fall for 2nd straight week

WASHINGTON (AP) – After three consecutive weeks of unemployment claims that appeared to rise in tandem with omicron, fewer Americans applied for unemployment benefits for the second week in a row. Jobless claims fell by 23,000 to 238,000 last week, from 261,000 the previous week, the Labor Department reported Thursday. The four-week average for claims,…

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