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Unemployment claims in New Jersey rose last week

Initial claims for unemployment benefits in New Jersey increased last week compared to the previous week, the U.S. Department of Labor said Thursday.

New unemployment claims, a measure of layoffs, rose to 9,342 in the week ending March 30, up from 8,387 the week before, the Labor Department said.

U.S. unemployment claims rose to 221,000 last week, an increase of 9,000 claims from 212,000 the week before on a seasonally adjusted basis.

Iowa saw the largest percentage increase in weekly claims, with claims increasing 97.8%. The percentage of new claims was the highest in the Virgin Islands: the number of claims fell by 50%.

The USA TODAY Network is publishing localized versions of this story on its news sites nationwide, generated from data from the U.S. Department of Labor’s weekly unemployment insurance claims report.

This article originally appeared on the Cherry Hill Courier-Post: Unemployment claims in New Jersey increased last week

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