Bloomberg BusinessWeek (06/14/12) Alex Kowalski
The number of Americans who filed requests for jobless benefits rose by 6,000 last week to 386,000, the U.S. Department of Labor reported today. Claims from two weeks ago were revised up to 380,000 from 377,000. Economists projected claims would fall to 375,000, according to the median estimate in a Bloomberg News survey. The average of new claims over the past four weeks, meanwhile, increased by 3,500 to 382,000, the highest level in six weeks.