Weekly Jobless Claims Rise to 351,000

(Washington, DC) -- Weekly jobless numbers are up, according to the latest figures from the Labor Department.  

The report says 351-thousand Americans filed first-time claims for unemployment benefits last week. That's 16-thousand more than the previous week's revised total and the highest in a month.  

The sharpest increases in claims were in Louisiana, Washington, DC, Arizona, Maryland, and Missouri.  Meantime, the biggest drops were in Illinois, California, Ohio, Texas, and Virginia.

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