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US Economy | Weekly Jobless: US weekly jobless claims rise modestly

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Fred Imbert, Sam Meredith  3-4 minutos - Source: CNBC Job seekers wait in line to speak with representative during the TechFair LA career fair in Los Angeles. Patrick T. Fallon | Bloomberg | Getty Images The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits rose marginally last week, suggesting the labor market continues to tighten despite slowing hiring and economic growth. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 4,000 to a seasonally adjusted 214,000 for the week ended Oct. 12, the Labor Department said on Thursday. Data for the prior week was unrevised. Economists polled by Reuters had forecast claims rising to 215,000 in the latest week. The Labor Department said claims for Maryland, New York, Virginia, and Puerto Rico were estimated last week because of Monday’s Columbus Day holiday. The four-week moving average of initial claims, considered a better measure of labor market trends as it irons out week-to-week

US weekly jobless claims increase more than expected

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Fred Imbert@foimbertJohn Melloy@johnmelloyEustance Huang Job seekers wait in line to speak with representatives during a Choice Career Fair in Los Angeles. Patrick T. Fallon | Bloomberg | Getty Images The number of Americans filing applications for jobless benefits increased more than expected last week, but the underlying trend continued to point to labor market strength despite ongoing financial market volatility. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits rose 10,000 to a seasonally adjusted 231,000 for the week ended Dec. 29, the Labor Department said on Thursday. Data for the prior week was revised higher to show 5,000 more applications received than previously reported. Economists polled by Reuters had forecast claims increasing to 220,000 in the latest week. The Labor Department said claims for California and Virginia were estimated last week. Unadjusted claims for both of those states declined last week. A Labor department official s