The US Department of Labor has released data on weekly jobless claims.
Accordingly, the number of people claiming unemployment benefits for the first time in the country rose to 242 thousand in the week ending April 29, with an increase of 13 thousand compared to the previous week.
Unemployment benefit applications, which were above market expectations, were expected to be realized at the level of 240 thousand in this period.
The previous week’s data on unemployment benefits applications was revised from 230 thousand to 229 thousand.
As of last week, 4-week average unemployment benefits applications increased by 3 thousand 500 people compared to the previous week and reached 239 thousand 250.
Ongoing unemployment claims fell to 1 million 805 thousand with a decrease of 38 thousand in the week ending April 22.