TABLE - U.S. jobless claims fell in latest week

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April 11 (Reuters) - U.S. Labor Department report of initial state jobless benefit claims, seasonally adjusted.

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Unemployment Week Ended Initial Claims 4-Week Avg. Continued Claims rate (pct)

04/06/13 346,000 358,000 N/A N/A

03/30/13 388,000-R 355,000-R 3,079,000 2.4

03/23/13 357,000 343,000 3,091,000-R 2.4

03/16/13 341,000 340,750 3,070,000-R 2.4

03/09/13 334,000 347,000 3,077,000 2.4

03/02/13 340,000 350,500 3,058,000 2.4

02/23/13 348,000 355,750 3,105,000 2.4

02/16/13 366,000 362,250 3,102,000 2.4

REVISIONS:

Initial Claims: March 30 from 385,000

Four-Week Average: March 30 from 354,250

Continued Claims: March 23 from 3,063,000; March 16 from 3,071,000

STATES WITH INCREASES IN CLAIMS OF MORE THAN 1,000:

The department said six states reported an increase in claims, not seasonally adjusted, of more than 1,000 in the week ended March 30, the latest period for which data are available. Among the largest were:

Pennsylvania 3,015

New Jersey 2,409

Illinois 2,149

STATES WITH DECREASES IN CLAIMS OF MORE THAN 1,000:

The department said four states reported a decrease in claims, not seasonally adjusted, of more than 1,000 in the week ended March 30, the latest period for which data are available:

Texas -3,489

California -2,661

North Carolina -1,601

Arkansas -1,221

Reuters survey of U.S.economists' forecast:

U.S. Jobless Claims: 365,000

U.S. Continued Claims: 3.066 mln

NOTES:

UNADJUSTED INITIAL JOBLESS CLAIMS ROSE TO 353,973 APRIL 6 WEEK FROM 316,948 PRIOR WEEK

UNADJUSTED CONTINUED CLAIMS FELL TO 3,266,392 MARCH 30 WEEK FROM 3,350,880 PRIOR WEEK

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