U. S. jobless claims rise unexpectedly

(AGI) Washington, Sept 11 - The U.S. Labour Department saidthat weekly applications for unemployment aid rose to 315,000in the first week of September from 304,000 the previous week.Expectations were for a claims level of 300,000. Continuingjobless claims rose to 2,487,000 from 2,478,000, while analystsexpected a smaller increase to 2,480,000. . .

(AGI) Washington, Sept 11 - The U.S. Labour Department saidthat weekly applications for unemployment aid rose to 315,000in the first week of September from 304,000 the previous week.Expectations were for a claims level of 300,000. Continuingjobless claims rose to 2,487,000 from 2,478,000, while analystsexpected a smaller increase to 2,480,000. . .