The Labor Department released the weekly unemployment insurance report that found claims rose by 10,000 to 247,000 for the week ending January 7.
The final Labor Department jobs report under President Barack Obama finds the U.S. economy added a below average 156,000 jobs and unemployment ticked up.
The ADP National Employment Report by 153,000 people were added to private sector payrolls in December, missing the estimate for 170,000.
The Labor Department said Thursday that weekly jobless claims fell by 28,000 to 235,000 for the week ending December 31, more than the median forecast.
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The Labor Department reported weekly jobless claims rose by 21,000 to 275,000 for the week ending December 17, far higher than the 256,000 estimate.
The Labor Department said weekly jobless claims fell by 4,000 to 254,000 for the week ending December 10, lower than the forecast anticipating 255,000.
The ADP National Employment Report released Wednesday show 216,000 people were added to private sector payrolls in November, topping the median forecast.
The Labor Department report shows the number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits gained 18,000 from a 43-year low in the week ending November 19.
The Labor Department said first-time unemployment claims fell by 3,000 to 258,000 week ending October 22, higher than the median forecast of 255,000.