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 10 June, decreased by 8 thousand compared to the previous week and amounted to 237 thousand.
Analysts had expected initial jobless will reach 241 thousand
A week earlier the number of initial claims amounted to 245 thousand
The four-week average for initial appeals increased by 1 thousand compared to the previous week and amounted to 243 thousand
The number of insured, and repeated requests for unemployment benefits for the week ended June 3, rose by 6 thousand and made 1929 1935 thousand vs thousand a week earlier. The value of the previous week’s revised 1917 thousand
The four-week average recall increased by 9 thousand to thousand 1926.75
The total number of US citizens receiving any kinds of financial unemployment assistance from the municipal and Federal authorities, for the week ended may 27 fell by 9.9 thousand and amounted to 1.79 million people. In the same period of 2016 the number of US citizens receiving government unemployment assistance amounted to 1.98 million.