US Jobless Claims Fall to 267K


The number of Americans filling for unemployment benefits was 267,000 in the week ended April 2nd, a decrease of 9,000 from the previous week's level of 276,000. Figures came below market expectations of 270,000, marking the 57th straight week claims are below 300,000, the level associated with a healthy jobs market.

 The 4-week moving average was 266,750, an increase of 3,500 from the previous week's unrevised average of 263,250.

The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 1.6 percent for the week ending March 26, unchanged from the previous week's unrevised rate.

The advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment during the week ending March 26 was 2,191,000, an increase of 19,000 from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised down by 1,000 from 2,173,000 to 2,172,000.

The 4-week moving average was 2,188,750, a decrease of 1,750 from the previous week's revised average. The previous week's average was revised down by 250 from 2,190,750 to 2,190,500. 

US Jobless Claims Fall to 267K


DOL | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
4/7/2016 1:40:36 PM