WASHINGTON - Seasonally adjusted initial jobless claims rose to 386,000 for the week ending June 9, while continuing claims fell to 3.278 million for the previous week, the Labor Department reported Thursday.
The 386,000 initial claims were up 6,000 from the previous week's revised level of 380,000, originally reported as 377,000.
The 3.278 million of continuing claims for the week ending June 2 followed a revised level of 3.311 million for the previous week, originally reported as 3.293 million.
The 386,000 of initial claims was above the median estimate of 375,000 projected by economists polled by Thomson Reuters, and the 3.278 million of continuing claims also was higher than their median estimate of 3.270 million.
The four-week moving average for initial claims was 382,000, up 3,500 from the previous week's revised average of 378,500, originally reported as 377,750.
The four-week moving average for continuing claims was 3.282 million, down 2,500 from the preceding week's revised average of 3.284 million claims, originally reported as 3.280 million claims.
The Department of Labor estimated data for Hawaii.