According to a report by the U.S. Department of labor, the number of initial claims for unemployment benefits in the U.S. for the week ended January 27, decreased by 1 thousand compared to the previous week and amounted to 230 thousand
Analysts had expected initial jobless will reach 237 thousand
A week earlier the number of initial claims amounted to 231 thousand, revised from 233 thousand
The four-week average for initial requests decreased by 5 thousand compared to the figure of the previous week and amounted to 234.5 thousand
The report stated that the procedure of collecting information on the virgin Islands, Puerto Rico still has not returned to normal levels.
The number of insured, and repeated requests for unemployment benefits in the U.S. for the week ended 20 January, increased by 13 thousand and amounted to 1953 1940 thousand vs thousand a week earlier. The value of the previous week’s revised 1937 thousand
The four-week average recall increased by 12 thousand to thousand 1932.75
The total number of US citizens receiving any kinds of financial unemployment assistance from the municipal and Federal authorities, for the week ending January 13 declined by 132.2 thousand and amounted to 2.32 million. In the same period in 2017, the number of US citizens receiving government assistance unemployment was 2.51 million people.