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Weekly jobless claims rose slightly to 308,000

Diane Swonk Oct 3, 2013
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Weekly jobless claims rose slightly to 308,000

Diane Swonk Oct 3, 2013
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Weekly jobless claims — which rose slightly to 308,000, were released Thursday morning. 

Diane Swonk, chief economist at Mesirow Financial, joins Marketplace’s Mark Garrison to discuss the job outlook and the ongoing budget troubles in Washington. 

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