FXstreet.com (Barcelona) - According to the Labor Department, the americans that filed in their first initial claims for regular state unemployment-insurance benefits fell by 41K last week to a seasonally adjusted 410K in the week ended November 17, matching expectations at 410K and coming from 451K (revised) in the previous print.

Continuing claims, which reflect people already receiving benefits, fell by 30K to a seasonally adjusted 3.337 million in the week ended November 10 vs. 3.367 million in the previous week (revised).