U.S. Unemployment Up

Increased manufacturing layoffs.

In the week ending Dec. 30 initial claims were 329,000, an increase of 10,000 from the previous week's revised figure of 319,000.

The three states with the highest numbers -- Kentucky, Pennsylvania and Indiana -- reported layoffs in manufacturing, automotive and construction.

The 4-week moving average was 317,500, an increase of 1,250 from the previous week's revised average of 316,250.

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