U.S. Initial Unemployment Claims Rose to 1.4 Million Last Week – The Wall Street Journal

Filings for weekly unemployment benefits rose for the first time in nearly four months as some states rolled back reopenings because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Initial unemployment claims rose by a seasonally adjusted 109,000 to 1.4 million for the week ended July 18, the Labor Department reported Thursday. The increase in new applications is an indication of a slowing of improvement in the U.S.’s labor market.

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