US jobless claims rise again but remain low

Initial claims for unemployment insurance rose to 269,000 for the week ending July 30, up 3,000 from the week before, according to the US Department of LaborNew claims for US unemployment benefits continued to rise in the final week of July, coming in above analyst expectations, according to data released Thursday. Initial claims for unemployment insurance rose to 269,000 for the week ending July 30, up 3,000 from the week before, according to the Department of Labor. Despite the increase, the number continues an unbroken stretch of low claims not seen since 1973, according to the Labor Department.

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