The number of initial applications for unemployment benefits the U.S. is in the week ending 12 Unexpectedly rose in December. As the U.S. Department of Labor announced on Thursday, was on seasonally adjusted basis, an increase of 7,000 records to 480,000. (Photo: Schneider)
Economists polled by Dow Jones Newswires had predicted but fell by 9,000. In the previous week, the initial requests had increased to the revised data for 19,000 to 473,000 (provisional: plus 17,000 to 474,000).
The value for the moving Vierwochendurchschnitt gave the Ministry with 467,500, here was the 15th Decline in a row record. For the previous week, a revised figure of 472,750 (it was provisionally: 473,750) taxes.
In the week ending 5 December received the further information that 5.186 million people unemployment benefits. This was an increase over the previous week to 5,000.