The Canadian PressFebruary 27, 2014 10:19
The number of people applying for U.S. unemployment benefits rose 14,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 348,000, though the broader trend in applications remained stable. The Labor Department said Thursday that the four-week average was unchanged at 338,250.
Here are the states with the biggest increases and decreases in the week ended Feb. 15. That's one week behind the national data:
States with the biggest decreases:
Georgia: Down 7,759, due to fewer layoffs in manufacturing, construction, administrative and support services, and hotels and restaurants