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 June 17 rose by 3 thousand compared with the previous week and amounted to 241 thousand
Analysts had expected initial jobless will reach 241 thousand
A week earlier the figure was $ 238 thousand, revised from 237 thousand
The four-week average for initial appeals increased by 1.5 thousand, compared with the previous week and amounted to 244.75 thousand
The number of insured, and repeated requests for unemployment benefits for the week ended 10 June, increased by 8 thousand and reached 1944 1936 thousand vs thousand a week earlier. The value of the previous week’s revised 1935 thousand
The four-week average recall increased by 5 thousand to thousand 1932.00
The total number of US citizens receiving any kinds of financial unemployment assistance from the municipal and Federal authorities, for the week ended June 3, increased by 31 thousand and amounted to 1.82 million people. In the same period of 2016 the number of US citizens receiving government unemployment assistance amounted to 2.02 million people.