U.S. jobless claims lower than expected

12/26/2013 | Bloomberg

Although the holidays may have skewed figures, the U.S. employment picture brightened a bit more last week with fewer-than-expected people filing initial jobless claims. "Companies have been holding on to workers and are now a getting a bit more active on hiring," said Omair Sharif, economist at RBS Securities in Stamford, Conn.

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