Jobless claims rise in surprise

Investor's Business Daily
August 2014
Investors Business Daily;8/15/2014, pA02
Initial claims rose 21,000 in the week ended Aug. 9 to 311,000. Forecasts had been for 295,000. The 4-week moving average just edged up, to 295,750, still among the lowest of the recovery and about 15,000 lower than a month ago. Continuing claims also grew in the week, but are still about 30,000 fewer than a month ago.


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