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  • U.S. jobless claims jump to highest level since mid-November

    U.S. jobless claims jump to highest level since mid-November

    The numbers: Initial jobless claims rose by 23,000 to 230,000 in the week ended Jan. 8, the U.S. Labor Department said Thursday.  It’s the highest level since mid-November. Economists polled by The Wall Street Journal had estimated new claims would slip to 200,000. Key details: The number of people already collecting jobless benefits plunged by 194,000 […]