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 9 December, decreased by 11 thousand compared to the previous week and amounted to 225 thousand
Analysts had expected initial jobless will reach 237 thousand
A week earlier the number of initial claims amounted to 236 thousand
The four-week average for initial requests decreased by 6.75 thousand compared with the figure of the previous week and amounted to 234.75 thousand
The report stated that the procedure of collecting information on the virgin Islands remains difficult. In addition, the collection of information in Puerto Rico have not yet returned to normal.
The number of insured, and repeated requests for unemployment benefits in the U.S. for the week ended December 2, decreased by 27 thousand and amounted to 1886 1913 thousand vs thousand a week earlier. The value of the previous week’s revised 1908 thousand
The four-week average recall increased by 4.5 thousand to thousand 1918.5
The total number of US citizens receiving any kinds of financial unemployment assistance from the municipal and Federal authorities, for the week ending November 25, has increased to 346 thousand and amounted to 1.99 million people. In the same period of 2016 the number of US citizens receiving government assistance unemployment was 2.12 million people.