US weekly jobless claims rise but remain at low level

Jobless claims rose by 7,000 to 282,000 last week, according to Labor Department figuresThe Labor Department said jobless claims rose by 7,000 to 282,000 in the week ending May 23. There were no special factors affecting last week’s initial claims data, the department said. The claims data highlighted the generally improving trend in the US jobs market.

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