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More Americans than anticipated filed first-time claims for unemployment benefits last week...
Initial jobless claims rose by 7,000 to 480,000 in the week ended Dec. 12, from a revised 473,000 the prior week...
More than half of the nation’s unemployed workers have borrowed money from friends or relatives since losing their jobs.
A report on unemployment claims and a forecast of U.S. economic activity pointed Thursday to an economy mending slowly, without the job growth needed to fuel a vigorous recovery.