Jobless claims claims up 3,000 to 250,000 in last week of 2017
Thursday, 4 January 2018 20:49 WIB | ECONOMY |Klaim pengangguran ASEkonomi ASUS Jobless Claims

The numbers: Initial jobless claims, a tool to measure layoffs, rose 3,000 to 250,000 in the seven days ended Dec. 30, the Labor Department said Thursday. Economists surveyed by MarketWatch had forecast first-time claims for unemployment benefits in the period to total 240,000. Claims in the prior week were revised to a gain of 2,000 to 247,000, from the original estimate that they were flat at 245,000.

The more stable monthly average of claims rose slightly ” they were up 3,500 to 241,750, the government said.

The number of people already collecting unemployment benefits, known as continuing claims, fell 37,000 to 1.91 million. Continuing claims are reported with a one-week lag.

Source: marketwatch

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