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Jobless claims rise, but unemployment still low

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Good news and bad news on the jobs front as jobless claims rise, but still remain near a six-year low.

The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits increased last week by 13,000. However, the four week average reflected a decrease in applications – for a sixth straight week. According to analysts, the broader trend suggests that companies are laying off fewer employees.

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