The nation's unemployment lines are longer again. Labor Department says the number of Americans filing for first-time unemployment benefits jumped by 28,000 last week, up to 385,000. The four-week moving average also went up by more than 11,000. The biggest bumps in first-time claims for benefits were in California, Texas, Kansas, Arkansas, and Pennsylvania. The sharpest declines were in Virginia, Massachusetts, South Carolina, Puerto Rico, and North Carolina.
Posted Thursday, April 4th 2013 @ 9am