FOREX TradingCharts.com

Financial News: U.S. Weekly Jobless Claims Dip More Than Expected

U.S. Weekly Jobless Claims Dip More Than Expected To 218,000

02/08/2024 - 09:20:00 (RTTNews)

(RTTNews) - Following last Friday's much stronger than expected monthly jobs report, the Labor Department released a report on Thursday showing first-time claims for U.S. unemployment benefits fell by more than expected in the week ended February 3rd.

The report said initial jobless claims slipped to 218,000, a decrease of 9,000 from the previous week's upwardly revised level of 227,000.

Economists had expected jobless claims to edge down to 220,000 from the 224,000 originally reported for the previous week.

Meanwhile, the Labor Department said the less volatile four-week moving average rose to 212,250, an increase of 3,750 from the previous week's revised average of 208,500.

The report also said continuing claims, a reading on the number of people receiving ongoing unemployment assistance, fell to 1,871,000, a decrease of 23,000 from the previous week's revised level of 1,894,000.

The four-week moving average of continuing claims still climbed to 1,849,750, an increase of 9,500 from the previous week's revised average of 1,840,250.

Last Friday, the Labor Department released a more closely watched report showing employment in the U.S. surged by much more than expected in the month of January.

The Labor Department said non-farm payroll employment spiked by 353,000 jobs in January compared to economist estimates for an increase of about 180,000 jobs.

The report also showed significantly stronger than previously reported job growth in December, with employment surging by 333,000 jobs during the month compared to the jump of 216,000 jobs that had been reported.

Meanwhile, the Labor Department said the unemployment rate in January came in unchanged from the previous month at 3.7 percent. Economists had expected the unemployment rate to inch up to 3.8 percent.

For comments and feedback: contact editorial@rttnews.com

Copyright(c) 2024 RTTNews.com. All Rights Reserved

Market News provided by RTTNews

RECENT INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL NEWS


German Ifo Business Morale Rises Slightly (06 hr(s), 57 min(s), 02 sec(s) ago)
(RTTNews) - Sentiment among German companies rose moderately in February due to less pessimism reg ...Full Story»

Poland Jobless Rate Rises To 5.4%, Highest In 10 Months (07 hr(s), 54 min(s), 02 sec(s) ago)
(RTTNews) - The unemployment rate in Poland increased further in January to the highest level in n ...Full Story»

German Economy Shrinks On Weak Investment (08 hr(s), 41 min(s), 02 sec(s) ago)
(RTTNews) - The German economy contracted at the end of the year on weaker investment, revised dat ...Full Story»

German Business Confidence Improves Slightly - Ifo (08 hr(s), 58 min(s), 02 sec(s) ago)
(RTTNews) - Business confidence in Germany strengthened modestly in February due to less pessimism ...Full Story»

Hungary Jobless Rate Rises To 4.6% (09 hr(s), 24 min(s), 02 sec(s) ago)
(RTTNews) - Hungary's unemployment rate increased somewhat during the November-January period, ...Full Story»

Czech Economic Confidence Weakens To 8-Month Low (10 hr(s), 22 min(s), 02 sec(s) ago)
(RTTNews) - The Czech economic confidence index declined for the second straight month in February ...Full Story»

Malaysia Inflation Steady At 1.5% (10 hr(s), 51 min(s), 02 sec(s) ago)
(RTTNews) - Malaysia's consumer price inflation remained stable for the second straight month ...Full Story»

German GDP Contracts As Estimated In Q4 (11 hr(s), 19 min(s), 02 sec(s) ago)
(RTTNews) - The German economy contracted as estimated in the fourth quarter on weaker investment, ...Full Story»

Search

INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL NEWS

German Ifo Business Morale Rises Slightly

02/23/2024 - 06:48 AM (RTTNews)
(RTTNews) - Sentiment among German companies rose moderately in February due to less pessimism reg ...Full Story>>

Poland Jobless Rate Rises To 5.4%, Highest In 10 Months

02/23/2024 - 05:51 AM (RTTNews)
(RTTNews) - The unemployment rate in Poland increased further in January to the highest level in n ...Full Story>>

German Economy Shrinks On Weak Investment

02/23/2024 - 05:04 AM (RTTNews)
(RTTNews) - The German economy contracted at the end of the year on weaker investment, revised dat ...Full Story>>

German Business Confidence Improves Slightly - Ifo

02/23/2024 - 04:47 AM (RTTNews)
(RTTNews) - Business confidence in Germany strengthened modestly in February due to less pessimism ...Full Story>>

Hungary Jobless Rate Rises To 4.6%

02/23/2024 - 04:21 AM (RTTNews)
(RTTNews) - Hungary's unemployment rate increased somewhat during the November-January period, ...Full Story>>

Do not sell my personal information

Copyright © 2024. All market data is provided by Barchart Solutions. Information is provided "as is" and solely for informational purposes, not for trading purposes or advice. To see all exchange delays and terms of use, please see disclaimer.