Four-week average rose by 2,250 to 248,000.
Filings had ended 2016 down 4 percent overall.
Oil refinery blames nearly $2B drop in ‘crack spread’.
Toledo sees unexpected boost in construction jobs.
Retailers, trade groups say proposal would hike prices.
Most new workers since June
Most openings were for truck drivers, registered nurses, and retail workers.
Central bank waits on Trump.
Company produces plastic totes, containers, and shelving.
Economy gains momentum heading into 2017.