Jobless Claims Rise 16,000 to 442,000

Newman, Emily
June 2003
Bond Buyer;6/6/2003, Vol. 344 Issue 31651, p2
Trade Publication
First-time applications for state unemployment benefits rose 16,000 to 442,000 in Washington in the week ended May 31, 2003. The applications figure of 442,000 follows the previous week's revised level of 426,000, which originally was reported as 424,000. The last time the seasonally adjusted four-week moving average for insured employment was this high was May 25, 2002, when it measured 3.713 million.


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