- Weekly Initial Jobless Claims in US declined by 6,000.
- US Dollar Index clings to modest daily gains above 93.60.
There were 290,000 initial claims for unemployment benefits in the US during the week ending October 16, the data published by the US Department of Labor (DOL) revealed on Thursday. This reading followed the previous print of 296,000 (revised from 293,000) and came in better than the market expectation of 300,000.
There was no immediate market reaction to this report and the US Dollar Index was last seen posting modest daily gains at 93.67.
"The 4-week moving average was 319,750, a decrease of 15,250 from the previous week's revised average."
"The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 1.8% for the week ending October 9."
"The advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment during the week ending October 9 was 2,481,000, a decrease of 122,000 from the previous week's revised level."
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