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Applications for unemployment benefits rose last week

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Applications for unemployment benefits rose last week reaching a five week high. According to the labor department, applications rose 10,000 to a seasonally adjusted 383,000.

Thursday's figures do not include data from the May employment report, that will be released tomorrow.

Economists expect it will show employers added more than 150,000 jobs, but the unemployment rate stayed at 8.1 percent.

 

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