viernes, 1 de junio de 2012

Number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits up by 10,000 last week to reach highest level in five weeks

WASHINGTON -- The number of Americans filing requests for jobless benefits climbed by 10,000 last week to 383,000, the highest level in five weeks, the US Labor Department said Thursday.

claims from two weeks ago were revised up to 373,000 from 370,000. Economists surveyed by MarketWatch projected claims would come in at a seasonally adjusted 370,000 in the week ended May 26.

The average of new claims over the past four weeks, meanwhile, rose by 3,750 to 374,500.

Continuing claims decreased by 36,000 to a seasonally adjusted 3.24 million in the week ended May 19, the Labor Department said. Continuing claims are reported with a one-week lag.

About 6.14 million people received some kind of state or federal benefit in the week ended May 12, down 30,753 from the prior week. Total claims are reported with a two-week lag.

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