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U.S. Jobless Claims Hit Five-Week High of 281,000

MarketWatch (07/02/15) Jeffry Bartash

The number of people applying for unemployment benefits in June increased to a five-week high of 281,000, an increase of 10,000 in the week ending June 27, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Economists polled by MarketWatch had forecast claims of a seasonally adjusted 275,000. The average of new claims in the last month rose by 1,000 to 274,750.