Julia Fanzeres and Olivia Rockeman

Government, Business

US Jobless Claims Unexpectedly Increase to One-Month High

A worker sands wood components for billiard tables at a factory in Indiana. (Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News) A worker sands wood components for billiard tables at a factory in Indiana. (Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News)

Applications for U.S. jobless benefits unexpectedly rose last week, to the highest since mid-February, underscoring how the labor market is recovering in fits and starts.

March 18, 2021