Jobless Claims Climb to 317,000

Creatas/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Jobless claims were up last week, climbing by 4,000, according to the latest figures released Thursday by the Labor Department.

For the week ending June 7, the number of people filing for benefits rose to 317,000. The previous week, claims stood at 313,000.

The four-week average also jumped, increasing by 4,750 to 315,250.

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