Ekonomické zprávy

U.S. weekly jobless claims total 228,000

The data from the Labor Department announced on Thursday the number of applications for unemployment fell less than expected last week. 

According to the report, the initial claims for unemployment benefits declined by 18,000 to 228,000 for the week ended April 1. That marked the lowest weekly total in five weeks. Economists had predicted 200,000 new claims last week.

Claims for the prior week were revised upwardly to 246,000 from the initial estimate of 198,000.

Meanwhile, the four-week moving average of jobless claims decreased to 237,750 from an upwardly revised 242,000 (from 198,250) in the previous week.

As for continuing claims, they increased to 1,823,000 from an upwardly revised 1,817,000 (from 1,699,000) in the previous week. That represented the highest reading since the week ended December 11, 2021 (1,904,000).

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