Economic Report: Jobless claims inch up in mid-September

By Senior economics reporter Commuters exit the Wall Street subway station near the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York. The numbers: One week after falling sharply, the number of people who applied for U.S. unemployment benefits in mid-September inched higher, the government said Thursday. Initial jobless claims, a rough way to measure layoffs,…

Economic Report: Jobless claims inch up in mid-September

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Senior economics reporter

Commuters exit the Wall Street subway station near the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York. The numbers: One week after falling sharply, the number of people who applied for U.S. unemployment benefits in mid-September inched higher, the government said Thursday. Initial jobless claims, a rough way to measure layoffs, rose 2,000 to 208,000 in the seven days ended Sept. 14, the government said Thursday. Claims fell a revised 13,000 to 206,000, a nearly five-month low, in the prior week. Economists polled by MarketWatch estimated new claims wo
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