by Ray Goldbacher, USA TODAY

- Unemployment claims last week rose 4,000 to 352,000
- The previous week's claims were revised up from 346,000 to 348,000
- The four-week average was 361,250, up 2,750

New claims for unemployment benefits rose 4,000 in the week ended April 13, to 352,000, the Labor Department said Thursday.

The 4-week moving average was 361,250, up 2,750 from the previous week's revised average of 358,500.

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