Ekonomické zprávy

U.S. weekly jobless claims total 245,000

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

According to the report, the initial claims for unemployment benefits rose by 5,000 to 245,000 for the week ended April 15. 

Economists had predicted 240,000 new claims last week.

Claims for the prior week were revised upwardly to 240,000 from the initial estimate of 239,000.

Meanwhile, the four-week moving average of jobless claims slipped to 239,750 from an upwardly revised 240,250 (from 240,000) in the previous week.

As for continuing claims, they fell to 1,865,000 from a downwardly revised 1,804,000 (from 1,810,000) in the previous week. That was the highest reading since the week ending November 27, 2021 (1,964,000).

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