Initial Jobless Claims Edge Higher Last Week

Washington, DC, Oct. 23, 2014 -- Initial claims for unemployment benefits edged higher last week to 283,000 from 264,000 the previous week, according to the Labor Department.

The four-week moving average of initial claims fell to 281,000 from 284,000 last week, the lowest level for this average since May 6, 2000.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
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