Weekly U.S. jobless claims rise, but labor market remains tight

Weekly U.S. jobless claims rise, but labor market remains tight

Weekly jobless claims rise 6,000 to 260,000 Continuing claims will rise by 48,000 to 1.416 million The trade deficit narrowed by 6.2% to $79.6 billion in June WASHINGTON, Aug 4 (Reuters) – The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose last week, suggesting some softening in the labor market, although overall conditions…