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Jobless claims edge up to 5-week high of 222,000 as California, Pennsylvania layoffs rise

Jeffry Bartash
Jobless claims edge up to 5-week high of 222,000 as California, Pennsylvania layoffs rise

The number of people who applied for jobless benefits in early June edged up to a five-week high, but not enough to signal any deterioration in a robust labor market that’s fueling the longest economic expansion in U.S. history. Initial jobless claimed rose by 3,000 to 222,000.