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Jobless Claims in U.S. Increased 25,000 Last Week to 304,000

Bloomberg (02/12/15) Michelle Jamrisko

The number of people applying for unemployment benefits in the week ended Feb. 7 rose by 25,000 to 304,000, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Economists surveyed by Bloomberg had forecast claims of 287,000. The four-week average of new claims fell 3,250 to 289,750, the lowest level since mid-November.