Unemployment Claims Unchanged Last Week

Washington, DC, Aug. 30, 2012 -- Initial applications for unemployment benefits were unchanged last week, the Labor Department said.

Initial claims were unchanged at a seasonally adjusted 374,000 in the week ended Aug. 25.

Claims from two weeks ago were revised up to 374,000 from an original reading of 372,000, based on more complete data collected at the state level.

Economists had projected claims would fall to 370,000.