Jobless Claims Rose By 10,000 Last Week

Jul 21, 2011
Originally published on July 21, 2011 8:43 am

There were 10,000 more first-time claims for unemployment insurance last week vs. the week before, the Employment and Training Administration just reported.

It says that:

"In the week ending July 16, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 418,000, an increase of 10,000 from the previous week's revised figure of 408,000. The 4-week moving average was 421,250, a decrease of 2,750 from the previous week's revised average of 424,000."

According to The Wall Street Journal, claims "unexpectedly rose last week following two declines, a setback for a sector that hasn't been producing many jobs."

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