Jobless claims fall but spike in energy sector claims signals problems

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The number of U.S. workers filing new claims for unemployment benefits edged lower last week, suggesting the job market continues to recover despite rising energy prices and the potential for.

Jobless claims fell last week. NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — First-time claims for unemployment benefits fell last week, but whether this signals strength in the broader job market remains to be seen.