WASHINGTON D.C. (ADAMS) – Weekly jobless claims are up. The Labor Department reports first-time claims for unemployment benefits rose to 218,000 last week.
That’s 21,000 more than the previous week’s revised total of 197,000 and more than most analysts were expecting.
The biggest increases in claims were in California, Ohio, Texas, Arkansas, and Iowa.
The sharpest declines were in New York, Kentucky, Indiana, Florida, and Massachusetts.
Read more here