US initial jobless claims 211K vs 215K estimate

Weekly US initial jobless claims

US initial jobless claims seasonally adjusted
  • initial jobless claims common little stronger than expectations of 211K versus 215K
  • The prior week remains unchanged at 212K
  • continuing claims 1676K versus 166K estimate
  • prior week revised to 1664K versus 1660K
  • The four-week average for claims false to 220.25K versus 225.0K
  • The largest increases in initial claims for the week ending May 4 were in New York (+9,365), Illinois (+2,010), Missouri (+791), Kansas (+754), and Iowa (+676),
  • The largest decreases were in New Jersey (-6,239), Connecticut (-3,208), California (-1,920), Arizona (-668), and Wisconsin (-661).