BEAT: INITIAL CLAIMS FALL TO 343K

UPDATE: Weekly jobless claims figures are out.

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Initial claims rose 343K versus expectations of a 369K rise.

Continuing claims fell slightly to 3198K versus expectations of 3210K.

Below is a snapshot of part of the state-by-state breakdown provided in the report.

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ORIGINAL: Weekly jobless claims figures are due out at 8:30 AM ET. Economists expect initial claims to rise 369K, just below last week’s rise of 370K.

Continuing claims are expected to tick up slightly to 3210K from 3205K last week.

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