Jobless Claims at Pre-Recession Levels

Washington, DC, Oct. 3, 2013 -- Initial jobless claims edged up last week but  remained at pre-recession levels, according to the Labor Department.

Initial claims for state unemployment benefits rose 1,000 to a seasonally adjusted 308,000.

Economists were looking for an increase to 15,000.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
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