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US jobless claims up 21,000

By BFN News | 01:36 PM | Thursday 14 August, 2014


US initial unemployment claims rose to 311,000 in the week ending 9 August - up 21,000 from the previous week's figures which was revised up by 1000 to 290,000. An increase to 307,000 had been forecast. The US Department of Labor said the four-week average of new claims rose 2,000 to 295,750. The previous week's average was revised up by 250 from 293,500 to 293,750. Story provided by StockMarketWire.com

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