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Published: Friday, 12/20/2013

BUSINESS BRIEF

Unemployment benefit applications up 10,000

BLADE NEWS SERVICES

WASHINGTON — The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits rose 10,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 379,000, the highest since March.

The increase may reflect volatility around the Thanksgiving holidays.

The Labor Department said Thursday that the less volatile four-week average jumped 13,250 to 343,250, the second straight increase.



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