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U.S. Jobless Claims Edge Up to 216,000, Matching Projections

Workers powder-coat components at a facility in Williamsburg, Iowa.
Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

Filings for U.S. unemployment benefits rose slightly while still remaining around a historically low level that’s consistent with a tight labor market.

Jobless claims rose to 216,000 in the week ended July 13, according to Labor Department figures released Thursday that matched estimates in Bloomberg’s survey of economists. The four- week average, a less-volatile measure, edged down to a five-week low of 218,750.