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 September, decreased by 14 thousand compared to the previous week and amounted to 284 thousand
Analysts had expected the headline number will be 303 thousand
A week earlier the number of initial claims amounted to 298 thousand
The four-week average for initial appeals increased by 13 thousand compared with the figure last week and made 263.25 thousand
The number of insured, and repeated requests for unemployment benefits for the week ending September 2 decreased by 7 thousand and amounted to 1944 1951 thousand thousand against the previous week. The value of the previous week revised from 1940 thousand
The four-week average for repeat complaints decreased by 2.5 thousand thousand to 1948.5
The total number of US citizens receiving any kinds of financial unemployment assistance from the municipal and Federal authorities, for the week ended 26 August, decreased by 28.9 thousand and amounted to 1.84 million. In the same period of 2016 the number of US citizens receiving government unemployment assistance amounted to 2.01 million.