(CNN) - A new report from the Department of Labor shows a rise in the number of people who applied for unemployment benefits last week.
In the first week of June, 4,000 more claims were filed than in the previous week.
According to the Labor Department, that puts the number of initial claims filed last week at a seasonally adjusted 317,000.
The increase was more than what many economists expected.
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