U.S. Initial Jobless Claims Rise to 333,000

From Bloomberg News

The number of Americans filing initial claims for jobless benefits increased by 2,000 to 333,000 last week, the Labor Department said.

The less volatile four-week moving average of claims declined to 336,000, the lowest since the week ended July 3, from 341,500 a week earlier.

The number of people continuing to collect state jobless benefits rose to 2.81 million in the week that ended Oct. 30 from 2.79 million a week earlier.