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U.S. jobless claims rose last week after declines

WASHINGTON — The number of people filing new claims for jobless benefits jumped last week after three straight declines, another sign that the pace of layoffs has not slowed. Initial claims for jobless benefits rose by 12,000 to a seasonally adjusted 472,000, the Labor Department said today. It was the highest level in a month and overshadowed a report that ...

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Unemployment falls in most states

Unemployment rates fell in a majority of states last month as improved economic conditions spurred hiring. The Labor Department said today that 34 states and the District of Columbia reported their jobless rates fell in April. Six states reported higher rates, while 10 saw unemployment hold steady. That marked an improvement from March when 16 states and D.C. reported declines ...

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