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U.S. Jobless Claims Climb 12,000 to 282,000

MarketWatch (09/03/15) Jeffry Bartash

The number of people applying for unemployment benefits rose by 12,000 to 282,000 in the week ended Aug. 29, its highest level in two months, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Economists polled by MarketWatch had forecast new claims of 271,000. The four-week average of new claims rose by 3,250 to a seasonally adjusted 275,500.