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Jobless Claims Rise Ahead of the Holidays as Labor Market Faces Headwinds

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Jobless Claims Rise Ahead of Christmas as Labor Market Faces Headwinds

In a sign that the labor market is experiencing some turbulence, jobless claims in the United States have ticked up the week before Christmas, according to data from the US Labor Department. The increase comes amid a backdrop of economic uncertainty and ongoing challenges faced by businesses and workers alike.

The latest report indicates that initial applications for unemployment benefits rose by 12,000, reaching a total of 218,000 for the week ending December 23rd. This marks the second consecutive increase in jobless claims, signaling a potential shift in the employment landscape as the year draws to a close. . .

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