Jobless Claims Up 12,000 This Week


The Labor Department announced on Thursday that jobless claims are up 12,000 this week, bringing the total number to 294,000.

“Continuing claims dropped just a bit from 2.31 to 2.268, where they currently stand,” CNBC’s Rick Santelli added.

Although these numbers are not alarming to many experts, Reuters did say that experts had forecasted a drop in initial claims to 280,000 for the week.

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