Fewer Americans file for jobless benefits last week

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www.wxxv25.com – WXXV Staff – 2022-08-18 15:04:30

Fewer Americans File For Jobless Benefits Last Week
FILE – A hiring sign is displayed at a restaurant in Schaumburg, Ill., Friday, April 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Slightly fewer Americans filed for unemployment benefits last week as the labor market continues to stand out as one of the strongest segments of the U.S. .

Applications for jobless aid for the week ending August 13 fell by 2,000 to 250,000, the Labor Department reported Thursday. Last week’s number, which raised some eyebrows, was revised down by 10,000.

The four-week average for claims, which evens out some of the…

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