Economists polled by Reuters had forecast new claims would rise to 234,000 in the latest week.
U․S․ Mortgage rates surged to a 21-year high
U.S. mortgage rates surged this week, with the popular 30-year fixed rate hitting the highest level in more than 21 years, further complicating the housing market outlook.
The average 30-year rate shot up to 7.09%, the highest level since April 2002, from 6.96% in the prior week, mortgage finance agency Freddie Mac said on Thursday. It is nearly 2 percentage points above where it was the same period last year.
The average 15-year rate also jumped to 6.46%. It was also the highest level since April 2002.
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