Wall Street Journal (06/07/12) Josh Mitchell; Eric Morath
The number of Americans who filed requests for jobless benefits fell by 12,000 last week to 377,000, the U.S. Department of Labor reported today. Claims from two weeks ago were revised up to 389,000 from 383,000. New claims were below the 380,000 figure forecast by economists surveyed by Dow Jones Newswires. The average of new claims over the past four weeks, meanwhile, edged up by 1,750 to 377,750, the highest level in a month.