(ABM FN-Dow Jones) The number of new claims for unemployment benefits in the United States fell in the week ended Dec. 31. Data from the US Department of Labor revealed this on Thursday.
The number of new applications for unemployment benefits fell by 19,000 to 204,000. The figure revised up to 223,000 from 225,00 a week ago.
Economists expect 223,000 new applications.
The four-week rolling average was 213,750 applications. This is 6,750 less than the previous week.
The number of extended assistance applications for the week ended December 24 was 1.694 million applications, down 24,000 from the previous week.
Source: ABM Financial News
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