(WASHINGTON) — Jobless claims climbed higher last week, increasing by 5,000, according to the latest figures released Thursday by the Labor Department.
For the week ending Feb. 11, the number of people filing for benefits jumped from an unrevised level of 234,000 the previous week to 239,000.
The Labor Department said there were no "special factors" impacting that week's figures.
The four-week moving average also increased by 500 to 245,250.
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