Jobless Claims Exceed Forecast on Seasonal Shift

Oct. 18 (Bloomberg) -- More Americans than forecast filed applications for unemployment benefits last week, reflecting an unwinding of adjustments for seasonal swings at the start of a quarter. Jobless claims increased by 46,000 to 388,000 in the week ended Oct. 13 from a revised 342,000 the prior period that was the lowest since February 2008, Labor Department figures showed today. Michael McKee and Betty Liu report on Bloomberg Television's "In the Loop." (Source: Bloomberg)
French Government Is Implementing Reforms: Macron
57:07 - The French government has implemented a series of important reforms and intends to introduce further measure to make the labor market more flexible, according to French Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron. He spoke in an interview with Caroline Connan from the MEDEF business congress near Versailles, France, broadcast on Bloomberg Television's "Countdown" with Caroline Hyde. (Source: Bloomberg)
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