Weekly US initial jobless claims 744K vs 680K expected – ForexLive

Initial jobless claims for the week ending April 3

Weekly US initial jobless claims
  • 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.

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