11 January 2001, 16:35  US Jobless Claims -36K to 345K Jan. 6 holiday week

US Jobless Claims -36K to 345K Jan. 6 holiday week, a retreat from high levels the Labor Dept attributes to seasonal fluctuations. Both the Dec. 30 and Dec. 23 weeks were revised higher though. The 4-wk moving average rose 6,250 to 363K in the Jan. 6 week, while cont. claims fell 46K to 2.503m in Dec. 30 week.

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