Jan. 4, 2007 -- New claims for unemployment benefits rose by 10,000 to 329,000 in the week ending Dec. 30, the Labor Department said Thursday.

The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate over the previous week was unchanged at 1.9 percent, the report said.

The largest increases in new claims were in Indiana, Pennsylvania, and Kentucky, while claims fell in Tennessee, New York, and North Carolina.

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