The US Department of Labor has released data on weekly jobless claims.
Accordingly, the number of people who applied for unemployment benefits for the first time in the country increased by 11 thousand to 239 thousand in the week ending April 8 compared to the previous week.
Unemployment benefits, which exceeded market expectations and reached the highest level since January 15, were expected to materialize at the level of 232 thousand in this period.
The previous week’s data on unemployment benefits was recorded as 228 thousand.
As of last week, 4-week average unemployment benefits applications increased by 2 thousand 250 people compared to the previous week and reached 240 thousand, the highest level since November 20, 2021.
Ongoing unemployment claims, on the other hand, decreased by 13 thousand in the week ending April 1 to 1 million 810 thousand.