WASHINGTON — Initial jobless claims rose 9,000 to 408,000 in the week ended Aug. 13, the Labor Department reported Thursday.
Continuing claims for the week ending Aug. 6 rose to 3.702 million
Economists expected 400,000 initial jobless claims and 3.690 million continuing claims.
Initial claims for the Aug. 6 week were revised to 399,000. The continuing claims figure for the previous week was revised to 3.695 million.