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Jobless Claims Rise for Second Straight Week to 270,000

MarketWatch (08/06/15) Jeffry Bartash

The number of people who applied for unemployment benefits rose by 3,000 to 270,000 in the week ended Aug. 1, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. The figures mirrored those expected by economists surveyed by MarketWatch. The average of new claims over the past month fell by 6,500 to a seasonally adjusted 268,250, the lowest level since mid-May.