Weekly unemployed claims edged higher last week but rose less than anticipated for an economy having a hard time to shake off effects from a pandemic that has been around now for nearly a year.The Labor Department on Thursday reported that first-time filings for joblessness insurance in the week ended Feb. 27 amounted to a seasonally adjusted 745,000, a touch listed below the Dow Jones quote of 750,000. Ohio and New York likewise saw considerable increases in claims.Continuing claims once again reduced, falling 124,000 to simply listed below 4.3 million, another pandemic-era low, in information that runs a week behind the heading declares number.”As always, though, two great weeks in this unpredictable series do not show anything, but whatever takes place next week, we anticipate the pattern to fall sharply over the next couple of months, supplied the new Covid variations do not activate a spring wave in cases and, more significantly, hospitalizations.