Unemployment aid applications rise to 367K
WASHINGTON – The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits rose to a seasonally adjusted 367,000, a level consistent with only modest hiring.
The Labor Department said Thursday that applications increased last week by 4,000 from the previous week's level of 363,000. The previous week was revised higher from an initial reading of 359,000.
The four-week average, a less volatile measure, was unchanged last week at 375,000.
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