Jobless claims: Another 206,000 individuals filed new claims, rising from 52-year low
New weekly jobless claims ticked up slightly last week to hold near a 52-year low.
The Labor Department released its latest weekly jobless claims report Thursday at 8:30 a.m. ET. Here were the main metrics from the print, compared to consensus estimates compiled by Bloomberg:
Initial jobless claims, week ended Dec. 11: 206,000 vs. 200,000 expected and an upwardly revised 188,000 during prior week
Continuing claims, week ended Dec. 4: 1.845 million vs. 1.943 million expected and an upwardly revised 1.999 million during prior week
First-time unemployment filings fell sharply to reach their lowest level since...