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Unemployment claims in Pennsylvania rose last week

Initial claims for unemployment benefits in Pennsylvania 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 13,150 in the week ending April 6, up from 11,411 the week before, the Labor Department said.

U.S. unemployment claims fell to 211,000 last week, down 11,000 claims from 222,000 the week before on a seasonally adjusted basis.

Delaware saw the largest percentage increase in weekly claims, with claims increasing 253.3%. The percentage of new claims was the highest in the Virgin Islands: the number of claims fell by 56%.

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 in Beaver County Times: Unemployment claims in Pennsylvania increased last week

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