CNN/Money 

Our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy have changed.

By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to the new Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

News > Jobs & Economy
graphic
Jobless claims rise
New weekly claims for unemployment come in unexpectedly higher than Wall Street forecasts.
February 12, 2004: 8:36 AM EST

NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - New jobless claims rose in the United States last week, the government said Thursday, missing Wall Street expectations.

The Labor Department said 363,000 people filed new claims for state unemployment benefits in the week ended Feb. 7, up from a revised 357,000 the prior week. Economists, on average, expected 345,000 new claims, according to Briefing.com.

The four-week moving average of new claims, which irons out the volatility of the weekly data, rose to 350,500 from a revised 345,500 the prior week.

Continued claims, the number of people out of work for a week or more, fell to 3.08 million for the week ended Jan. 31, the latest data available, from a revised 3.1 million the prior week.  Top of page




  More on NEWS
I farm inside a used shipping container
9 of the best Super Bowl ads of all time
Bernie Sanders to appear on 'Saturday Night Live' with Larry David
  TODAY'S TOP STORIES
$1 gas could become a reality
If Bernie Sanders became president...
Stock market's terrible start to 2016 just got worse




graphic graphic