May 16 (Bloomberg) -- U.S. Jobless claims jumped by 32,000 to 360,000 in the week ended May 11, Labor Department figures showed today in Washington.
Separately, housing starts slumped 16.5 percent to a five-month low, the Commerce Department reported. The consumer-price index fell 0.4 percent, more than forecast. Betty Liu and Michael McKee report on Bloomberg Television's "In the Loop." (Source: Bloomberg)