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U.S. Jobless Claims Edged Lower Last Week


New applications for unemployment benefits inched down last week, a sign the labor market remains tight as the broader economy shows signs of slowing.

Initial jobless claims, a proxy for layoffs, declined to a seasonally adjusted 231,000 last week from a revised 233,000 the week before, the Labor Department said Thursday. The figure stands just above the 2019 prepandemic weekly average of 218,000, when the labor market was also very strong.


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