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Applications for U.S. jobless aid up 16,000 to 326,000

By The Associated Press

This article was published April 3, 2014 at 11:16 a.m.

WASHINGTON — The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits rose 16,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 326,000. Despite the increase, the number remains close to pre-recession levels and points to stable hiring.

The Labor Department said Thursday that the four-week average of applications, a less volatile measure, inched up 250 to 319,500.

Read tomorrow's Arkansas Democrat-Gazette for full details.

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pauljohnson says... April 3, 2014 at 11:49 p.m.

THERE ARE PLENTY OF JOBS. WHY SHOULD YOU WORK WHEN YOU CAN DRAW UNEMPLOYMENT?

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