(NEW YORK) — Wall Street closed the year on a sour note Thursday, with all three major indices trading lower on the final day of 2015.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed down 178.84 to 17425.03.
The Nasdaq ended the trading session at 5007.41, down 58.44 from its open, while the S&P 500 fell 19.42 to a close of 2043.94.
The Labor Department report released Thursday showed 20,000 more unemployment filings this past week than the week before. In total, 287,000 Americans submitted initial filings for unemployment benefits.
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