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Jobless Claims in U.S. Rise While Benefit Rolls at 17-Year Low
Thursday, 20 April 2017 19:42 WIB | ECONOMY |Klaim pengangguran ASEkonomi AS

Filings for U.S. unemployment benefits rose last week while total benefit rolls dropped to the lowest in 17 years, indicating the job market remains tight, a Labor Department report showed Thursday.

Jobless claims increased by 10,000 to 244,000 (forecast was 240,000) in the week ended April 15. The prior week reading was unrevised at 234,000.

The number of people continuing to receive jobless benefits declined by 49,000 to 1.98 million in the week ended April 8 (data reported with one-week lag); figure is smallest since April 2000.

Source : Bloomberg

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