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Applications for unemployment increased slightly

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Applications for unemployment increased slightly last week. According to the U.S. Labor Department, unemployment benefit applications rose by 2,000.

The four week average, however, fell by 5,500  to the lowest level since late March.

Applications have trended lower in the past two months, an indication of fewer layoffs and an increase in hiring.

Last month, employers added 163 thousand jobs the most job growth since February.

 

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