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US Unemployment Claims Up - 2002-08-29


The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment rose last week to its highest level in two months, suggesting companies are slow to hire back workers from last year's recession and that the economic recovery may be slowing.

Economists say improvement in the labor market is central to the recovery, as jobs support consumer spending, which makes up a majority of U.S. economic output.

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