US weekly initial jobless claims 963K vs 1100K expected
Claims fall below 1 million
- Prior was 1186K (revised to 1191K)
- Continuing claims 15486K vs 15800K expected
- Prior continuing claims 16090K
- PUA claims 489K vs 656K prior
- Full report
The total number of people claiming benefits for all programs was 28,257,995, down 3065K from the prior week.
This was the first time initial jobless claims were below 1 million in 21 weeks.