US jobless claims for the week that ended Saturday totaled 1.3 million, the Labor Department said Thursday. That came in below the consensus economist estimate of 1.38 million. Thursday's report marked the 14th straight week of declining claims. It also brought total filings over a 16-week period to nearly 50 million. Continuing claims, the aggregate total of people receiving unemployment benefits, totaled 18.1 million for the week that ended June 27.