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Jobless claims jump to 6-month high

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Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 9:51am

According to data from the Department of Labor, there were 374,000 jobless claims for the week ending on October 5, 2013.

This is a 66-thousand jump from last week's 308,000 claims, and 62-thousand higher than the 312,000 claims that economists had been predicting.

It is also the highest number of claims reported in the past six months.

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