Jobless Claims Up 7,000 to 319,000

Sanchez, Humberto
August 2006
Bond Buyer;8/11/2006, Vol. 358 Issue 32443, p2
Trade Publication
The article reports on the unemployment claims in the U.S. Based from the figures released by the Department of Labor, first-time applications for unemployment benefits increased by 7,000 to 319,000 in the week ended August 5, 2006. Meanwhile, the moving average of claims was 308,750, down by 3,750 from the revised average of 312,500 from the previous week. Moreover, the insured unemployment rate was 1.9 percent in the week ending July 29.


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