Unemployment Claims Up 4K From Last Week

By CNN

Published 06/12 2014 12:53PM

Updated 06/12 2014 12:54PM

A new report from the Department of Labor shows a rise in the number of people who applied for unemployment benefits last week.

4,000 more claims were filed in the first week of June than in the previous week.

According to the Labor Department, that puts the number of initial claims filed last week at a seasonably adjusted 317,000.

The increase was more than what many economists expected.

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