Initial jobless claims in the US for the week ended 15 April increased by 10,000 to 244,000, consistent with consensus expectations of claims rising modestly to 240,000.
Meanwhile, continuing claims for unemployment insurance, the overall number of people receiving jobless benefits, fell to 1.979 million, a drop of 49,000 from the prior week and the lowest level for this measure since April 2000.
New applications for United States jobless benefits rose slightly more than expected last week, but a drop in the number of Americans on unemployment rolls to a 17-year low suggested the labour market continues to tighten.
The four-week moving average, however, declined to 243,000 from 247,250 previously.
Ibrahimovic inspiration keeps Man United in top-four race
United, who are fifth in the Premier League, host Chelsea on Sunday and last won a league game against the leaders in 2012. Leicester, who visit Atletico Madrid on Wednesday in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final, remain 11th.
The four-week moving average of continuing claims also edged down to a almost seventeen-year low of 2,023,500, a decrease of 2,000 from the previous week's unrevised average of 2,025,500.
The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits remains at the lowest level in decades amid a prolonged surge in job creation since 2011.
They have been below the 300,000 benchmark for 111 weeks. 15, the Labor Department said on Thursday.
The claims data covered the survey week for April non-farm payrolls.
Given that the labour market is near full employment with a 4.5 per cent jobless rate and companies are reporting difficulties finding skilled workers, some economists see limited scope for claims to fall further. Data on continuing claims are released with a one-week lag.
Bayern saw midfielder Arturo Vidal sent off for what looked a harsh second caution to go into extra time with just 10 men. Bayern coach Carlo Ancelotti said that " Lewandowski is OK - he trained yesterday with everyone and is fine".
The site added he is concerned about his son, and does not want to uproot him from his school in New York City if he is traded. There have been reports of marriage difficulties the past few months involving Carmelo's in-question New York Knicks career.
In another semi-final today, another Indian badminton star, Kidambi Srikanth , will clash with Indonesia's Anthony Ginting. World No. 26 Ginting pounced on Srikanth's tentative approach at the beginning of the match and took a 9-4 lead.
President Trump expressed confidence Friday that budget negotiations would succeed in avoiding a government shutdown. But Trump says he wants the U.S.to play a lead role in ridding nations of the Islamic State group.
Chaffetz supporters, however, shouldn't fret; his cot might be on the move to the Utah State Capitol. Utah Republican Congressman Jason Chaffetz announced Wednesday he will not seek re-election in 2018.
They found around 0.5% of women from the 1995 group tested positive for HPV 16/18, compared with 21.4% of women born before 1990. The prevalence of any oral HPV among adults 18-69 years old was 7.3% and high-risk oral HPV was 4% during the four-year period.
Ben Affleck arrives at the European premiere of "Live by Night" at the British Film Institute in London January 11, 2017. Sporting a thick gray beard, Ben was seen buying his daughter Violet an ice cream cone at a posh ice cream shop.
The suspect's DNA is a 1:108 quintillion match to that found on Marcotte's hands when she fought her killer last summer. Marcotte grew up in Leominster and was working as an account manager for Mountain View, California-based Google in NY .
Duterte called Trump in December 2016 to congratulate him on his victory in the USA presidential elections. Paynor said that with "Multilateral meetings of this sort, you usually expect 100% attendance".
And Turkey , which received numerous wounded from the attack, said it has "concrete evidence" of the use of chemical weapons. It was the eighth time Russian Federation has used its veto to block action directed at Damascus .
US Supreme Court Denies Arkansas Request to Begin Executions
Bruce Ward and Don Davis had originally been the first of eight Arkansas inmates scheduled to die within 11 days of each other. Lawyers for Davis and Ward argue the two did not have adequate access to independent mental health experts at trial.
US defense secretary looks to rebuild trust in Egypt visit
Mattis' visit symbolizes a distinct warming of relations between the US and Egypt in contrast to the Obama administration. The visit came after a meeting between Sisi and his US counterpart Donald Trump at White House earlier this month.
North Korea rolls out missiles, other weaponry at parade
Kim Il Sung died in 1994 at the age of 82, after leading his country from its establishment in 1948 until his death. Pacific Command said the missile "blew up nearly immediately", adding the type of missile was being analysed.
IPhone 8 design could be throwback to iPhone 4
Apple is reportedly testing a new type of screen, curved glass and stainless steel materials to build the iPhone 8. As the date of Apple iPhone 8 launch is nearing, the speculations seem to increase more and more.
Exxon seeks OK to resume Russian oil venture
Tillerson has said that he would recuse himself from Russia-related matters for two years as Secretary of State. The newspaper said Exxon has been seeking permission to work with Rosneft in areas banned by USA sanctions.
Hear Justin Bieber sing in Spanish on hit Latin remix
According to social media , fans seemed to go wild when they caught sight of Fonsi on Bieber's "Purpose Tour" stage. The original version of the hit remixed song, was originally released earlier this year back in January.
Thunder: Robertson to attend Thunder regular-season finale
They are battling with the Utah Jazz for home court in that series, so LA should be playing their stars on Wednesday evening. Russell Westbrook has had a phenomenal season, granted, but he does not deserve the NBA MVP award for the 2016-2017 season.
4 statements by United on passenger's removal from flight
He said Dao has been released from the hospital and is staying in a "secure" location. "Currently, they are focused only on Dr. Mr Callan said he had reviewed United's contract of carriage, the fine print that passengers agree to when they buy tickets.
Vista off life support today
After full support ends today, computers running Vista will still work but they might become more vulnerable to security risks. Hence, if we try using Window Vista and internet explorer 9 together it would lead the PC to additional threats.