Initial jobless claims increased by 31,000, rising to 473,000 for the week ending Feb. 13, the Labor Department reported yesterday.

Continuing claims were unchanged for the week ending Feb. 6 from the previous week's revised figure of 4.563 million, originally reported as 4.538 million.

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