Jobless claims up 18,000 last week

Still, 354,000 level reflects moderate employment growth

Posted: June 21, 2013 at 3:28 a.m.

Applications for U.S. unemployment benefits rose by 18,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 354,000. Despite the gain, the level remains consistent with moderate job growth.

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Business, Pages 29 on 06/21/2013