April 5, 2012 / 12:46 PM / 5 years ago

Brent crude lower, US oil firmer after jobless data

NEW YORK, April 5 (Reuters) - Brent crude futures remained slightly lower and U.S. crude slightly higher on Thursday after government data showed U.S. jobless claims fell last week, but from a revised higher level the previous week.

Brent crude was down 32 cents at $122.02 a barrel at 8:37 a.m. EDT (1237 GMT), having traded from $121.97 to $123.52. U.S. crude was up 12 cents at $101.59, having traded from $101.50 to $102.43. (Reporting by Robert Gibbons)

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