USA: Surprise increase in jobless claims, to 203,000, Market news

USA: Surprise rise in jobless claims to 203,000 |  Photo credits: Forum Cabinet ADP Employment at Atlanta airport, March 27, 2018 / Sipa

USA: Surprise rise in jobless claims to 203,000 |  Photo credits: Forum Cabinet ADP Employment at Atlanta airport, March 27, 2018 / Sipa

USA: Surprise rise in jobless claims to 203,000 | Photo credits: Forum Cabinet ADP Employment at Atlanta airport, March 27, 2018 / Sipa

PARIS, May 12 (Reuters) – U.S. jobless claims rose unexpectedly last week to 203,000 from a revised 202,000 the previous week, the Labor Department said on Thursday.

Economists expected an average of 195,000 jobless claims during the week to May 7.

Registrations for the week to April 30 have been revised up from an initial estimate of 200,000.

The four-week moving average stands at 192,750 against 188,500 (revised) the previous week.

The number of people regularly receiving benefits rose to 1.343 million during the week to April 30 (last week for which these figures are available) against 1.387 million the previous week.

(Written by Claude Chendjou, edited by Sophie Louet)



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