Initial Jobless Claims Edge Up

Washington, DC, Aug. 22, 2013 -- Initial claims for unemployment benefits edged higher to 336,000 but remained near their lowest level since 2007.

The number of people filing for first-time unemployment benefits was up from the previous week's revised figure of 323,000.

Economists say that claims below 350,000 indicate moderate job growth.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

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