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US jobless claims jump 16,000 to 357,000

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits jumped by 16,000 last week, the second straight weekly increase. But the longer-term trend in layoffs remained consistent with an improved job market.

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By PAUL WISEMAN

AP Economics Writer

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