Jobless claims come in worse than forecast, and with a key 'red flag'

Luis Mora stands in front of the closed offices of the New York State Department of Labor on May 7, 2020 in the Brooklyn borough in New York City.
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The number of Americans filing new jobless claims last week remained unchanged, despite what experts were anticipating.

The Labor Department on Thursday said that 884,000 Americans filed first-time jobless claims last week. Since officials also revised the previous week's number of claims up to 884,000, there was no change in the amount of filings. This number came in worse than expected, as economists thought that the filings would decline to about 850,000, CNBC reports.

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