Missouri sees nation's No. 2 increase in new jobless claims

Thursday, April 2, 2009 | 8:27 a.m. CDT; updated 12:08 p.m. CDT, Thursday, April 2, 2009

WASHINGTON — The number of people filing new jobless claims jumped unexpectedly last week, while those continuing to receive benefits hit a 10th straight record high. Both figures show the labor market remains weak and is unlikely to recover anytime soon.