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Jobless Claims Rise

The number of Americans filing new claims for jobless aid rose 7,000 last week. Much of the rise was due to temporary layoffs in the auto and school sectors, the government said on Thursday.


First-time claims for state unemployment insurance benefits rose to 319,000 in the week ended July 2 from a revised 312,000 in the prior week, the Labor Department said. Analysts had forecast a rise to 319,000 from the original reading of 310,000 in the week ended June 25.


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