forex newsU.S. Weekly Jobless Claims Rise To 217,000

U.S. Weekly Jobless Claims Rise To 217,000

First-time claims for unemployment benefits in the U.S. showed a modest increase in the week ended July 21st, according to a report released by the Labor Department on Thursday.

The report said initial jobless claims rose to 217,000, an increase of 9,000 from the previous week’s revised level of 208,000.

Economists had expected jobless claims to rise to 215,000 from the 207,000 originally reported for the previous week.

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