Initial jobless claims rose 13,000 to 472,000 last week.

The Labor Department was expected to report that 458,000 jobless claims were filed in the week ended June 26, representing an uptick from the prior week's 457,000 claims.

Investors will be watching this report closely for an indication of what to expect with the government releases its June employment report on Friday.
This article was written by a staff member of TheStreet.com.