New applications for unemployment insurance benefits rose 9,000 to 217,000 in the third week of July, the Department of Labor reported Thursday.
Thursday’s report was right in line with forecasters’ expectations for claims to rise slightly after hitting the lost levels since 1969 the week before.
Even with the modest increase, average weekly claims have run near the lowest levels in a half-century over the past month.
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