U.S. jobless claims rise in August, latest numbers show
The number of people filing for unemployment benefits in the U.N. agency’s official data, showing the sharpest increase since August 2013, continued to rise for the second consecutive month.
The number of claims rose by an annual rate of more than 5 percent in August from July, the U,N.
The U.K. also reported a jump in claims in August.
The latest monthly report from the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs shows that the U.,N.
office reported more than 10.7 million people had been displaced by violence in the month of August.
It also said the number of displaced people in Syria had risen to nearly 16.2 million, compared with 6.7.million in August last year.
The total number of claimants in the Syrian crisis rose by 1.9 million, to 1.96 million, from 2.2.
million in August 2014.
and Russia have been accused of arming Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s government in the months leading up to the civil war, which began in March 2011 with protests against his rule.
The administration of President Donald Trump has sought to distance itself from the U.-S.
support of the regime, and President Donald Tusk, the head of the European Union, has called for a diplomatic solution.
The Russian government said Friday that its air raids against militants in Syria, which started on Oct. 15, are not a violation of international law and will continue.
The Pentagon also said it would not be cutting back military spending in response to the Syrian conflict, even as it says Russia has increased its air campaign.