WASHINGTON, Sept. 8 (UPI) — First-time jobless benefit claims rose by 2,000 in the week ending Saturday with 414,000 claims filed, the U.S. Labor Department said.
The four-week rolling average for claims filed was 414,750, up 3,750 from the previous revised average, the department said Thursday.
In August, the unemployment rate was 9.1 percent, unchanged from July.
In the week ending Aug. 27, California had the largest increase in first-time claims with 3,337. New Jersey had the largest decrease in claims for the week with 2,415 fewer claims filed.