U.S. jobless claims rise marginally, trend remains favorable

August 4, 2016 12:46 PM

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WASHINGTON The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits unexpectedly rose last week, but the trend continued to point to a healthy labor market.

Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 3,000 to a seasonally adjusted 269,000 for the week ended July 30, the Labor Department said on Thursday. Claims for the prior week were unrevised.

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