WASHINGTON — Seasonally adjusted initial jobless claims rose 25,000 to 429,000 for the week ending April 23, their highest level since Jan. 22, the Labor Department reported Thursday.

Economists had expected a decline to 390,000 claims, according to the median of estimates polled by Thomson Reuters. The economists were looking for a decline based on the recovery of the auto and other industries suffering from Japanese supply chain problems.

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