WASHINGTON — Seasonally adjusted initial jobless claims declined 2,000 to 386,000 for the week ending April 14, while continuing claims rose 26,000 to 3.297 million for the previous week, the Labor Department reported Thursday.

Economists polled by Thomson Reuters predicted 370,000 initial claims and 3.290 million continuing claims.

The four-week moving average for initial claims was 374,750, the highest since Jan. 28 when it was 376,750.

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