|Jobless claims climbed last week to one-month high|
|News - St Augustine Area & St Johns County|
WASHINGTON — More Americans than forecast filed applications for unemployment benefits last week, a sign the labor market is improving in fits and starts.
Jobless claims increased by 14,000 to 348,000 in the week ended Feb. 22, exceeding all forecasts in a Bloomberg survey, from 334,000 in the prior period, a Labor Department report showed Thursday in Washington. A Labor Department spokesman said no states were estimated and there was nothing unusual in the data.
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