The prior week's total for first time claims was revised from 346,000 to 348,000. This set the four-week rolling average at 345,500, down 750 from the previous week.
The largest increases in initial claims for the week ending June 22 were in California with a gain of 6,181, New Jersey with a gain of 4,952 and Oregon, up by 2,076.
The largest reported decreases were in Pennsylvania with a drop of 4,238), Florida, down by 2,050, and North Carolina with 2,009 fewer first-time claims.
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