July 1st, 2010
08:52 AM ET

Jobless claims spike

The number of Americans filing first-time claims for unemployment insurance rose last week, according to a government report released Thursday.

There were 472,000 initial jobless claims filed in the week ended June 26, up 13,000 from an upwardly revised 459,000 in the previous week, the Labor Department said.

The number of claims was higher than expected. A consensus estimate of economists surveyed by Briefing.com expected 458,000 claims.

The number of people filing continuing claims jumped to 4,616,000 in the week ended June 19, the most recent data available. That was up 43,000 from the preceding week's upwardly revised 4,573,000 claims.

soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. damiao

    heritage of Bush administration

    July 1, 2010 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
  2. Brent

    I hope congress help these people.

    July 1, 2010 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Noname

    Do we need any more proof of the failed Obama Presidency?

    And he tells us things are getting better??

    July 1, 2010 at 10:32 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Shirley

    There are jobs at INDEED.COM. & RXINSIDER.COM & http://JOBS.KOSMIX.COM. I was just looking at all those jobs on the iInternet. I search for JOBS IN THE UNITED STATE, and pulled up jobs in all States. some of you people may not be quality for the position, however you can go and get some training. I think some people are just drawing unemployment, and not looking for a job. But they want to blame the President for not creating jobs. President Obama and no other President will ever recreate the job some of you had before, because those jobs are gone for ever.

    August 7, 2010 at 4:32 pm | Report abuse |
  5. jerry

    I have full time job now tys to obama ,where are my benfits now that im a full time but calling me a sub. Im not alone either like 120 people who got hitred but tno benfits. I thought employers had to offer benfits

    November 26, 2011 at 9:03 am | Report abuse |