• From the Associated Press:
"The number of Americans applying for jobless benefits rose last week but remains historically low as the labor market continues to show strength amid high interest rates and inflation.
"Jobless claim applications rose by 10,000 to 210,000 for the week ending Oct. 21, the Labor Department reported Thursday. The previous week's applications were the fewest in eight months.
"Jobless claim applications are considered a proxy for layoffs."