The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits rose last week.
Initial jobless claims, a proxy for layoffs across the U.S., increased by 17,000 to a seasonally adjusted 233,000 in the week ended Jan. 20, the Labor Department said Thursday.
Continue Reading Below
Economists surveyed by The Wall Street Journal had expected 237,000 new claims last week.
Write to Sharon Nunn at firstname.lastname@example.org and Sarah Chaney at email@example.com
(END) Dow Jones Newswires
January 25, 2018 08:53 ET (13:53 GMT)