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Weekly jobless claims rise to highest level since August

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Weekly Jobless Claims Rise to Highest Level Since August #

First-time applications for unemployment benefits rose to 231,000 last week, marking the highest level since August. The increase in jobless claims’s number comes shortly after the April jobs report showed slower job growth than expected. Despite this, the job market remains strong, with the unemployment rate holding steady at 3.9%. Economists suggest that caution among companies and recent layoffs may indicate a less optimistic outlook for the economy. While it is too early to determine a trend, experts warn of potential risks ahead.