Initial jobless claims for the week ending April 3
- Prior was 719K
- Four week average 724K vs 721K prior
- Continuing claims 3734K vs 3638K expected
- Prior continuing claims 3638K
- PUA claims +152K vs +237K prior
Easter could skew these numbers for a couple weeks. The total number of people receiving some kind of unemployment benefit is 18,164,588.