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US jobless claims increase more than expected as hurricanes impact data

A Labour Department official said Hurricane Harvey and Irma affected claims for Texas, Florida, Georgia, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands

Reuters  |  Washington 

The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits rose more than expected last week, reflecting the lingering effects of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 12,000 to a seasonally adjusted 272,000 for the week ended Sept. 23, the Labour Department said on Thursday. Data for the prior week was revised to show 1,000 more applications received than previously reported. A Labour Department official said Harvey and Irma affected claims for Texas, Florida, Georgia, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Unadjusted claims for Florida ...

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First Published: Thu, September 28 2017. 19:03 IST
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