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First-Time Unemployment Claims Rise

First-Time Unemployment Claims Rise

The nation's unemployment lines are longer again.  Labor Department says the number of Americans filing for first-time unemployment benefits jumped by 28,000 last week, up to 385,000.  The four-week moving average also went up by more than 11,000.  The biggest bumps in first-time claims for benefits were in California, Texas, Kansas, Arkansas, and Pennsylvania.  The sharpest declines were in Virginia, Massachusetts, South Carolina, Puerto Rico, and North Carolina.


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