US: Initial Jobless Claims fell to 359K (Barcelona) - According to the Labor Department, the americans that filed in their first initial claims for regular state unemployment-insurance benefits fell by 26K last week to a seasonally adjusted 359K in the week ended September 22, below expectations at 378K and coming from 385K (revised) in the previous print.

Continuing claims, which reflect people already receiving benefits, rose by 4K to a seasonally adjusted 3.271 million in the week ended September 15 vs. 3.275 million in the previous week (revised).