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 may 27 rose by 13 thousand compared with the previous week and amounted to 248 thousand
Analysts had expected the headline number will be 239 thousand
A week earlier the number of initial claims amounted to 235 thousand, revised from 234 thousand
The four-week average for initial appeals increased by 2.5 thousand in comparison with the previous week and amounted to 238 thousand
The number of insured, and repeated requests for unemployment benefits for the week ended may 20, down by 9 thousand and amounted to 1915 1924 thousand vs thousand a week earlier. The value of the previous week revised from 1923 thousand
The four-week average for repeat complaints decreased by 16 thousand thousand to 1914.5
The total number of US citizens receiving any kinds of financial unemployment assistance from the municipal and Federal authorities, for the week ended may 13 rose by 3.2 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 2.05 million.