More People Apply for Unemployment Benefits

Unemployment Benefits
Unemployment Benefits

JEANNINE AVERSA, AP Economics Writer

More people applied for unemployment benefits last week, the first increase in three weeks. Still, the broader trend points to a slowly healing jobs market.

The government says applications for unemployment benefits rose 27,000 to a seasonally adjusted 412,000 for the week ended April 9. That left applications at their highest point since mid-February.