Weekly Jobless Claims Rise, Technical Issues Cited

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jobless claims unemployment rate



WASHINGTON, Oct 18 (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose last week, reversing a sharp decline in the prior week but still pointing to a labor market that is slowly healing.

Initial claims for state unemployment benefits rose 46,000 to a seasonally adjusted 388,000, the Labor Department said on Thursday.