WASHINGTON — Seasonally adjusted initial jobless claims rose to 377,000 for the week ending Jan.21, an increase of 21,000 over the previous week’s revised level of 356,000, the Labor Department reported Thursday.

Continuing claims increased to 3.554 million for the week ending Jan. 14, a gain of 88,000 from the previous week’s revised level of 3.466 million and the highest level since Dec. 31 when it was 3.647 million.

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