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US unemployment claims fell last week

2018-04-12 02:30 pm | Resource: NEWS | No Views : 112



First time claims for U.S. unemployment benefits decreased in the week ended April 7th, according to a report released by the Labor Department on Thursday.

The report said initial jobless claims fell to 233,000, a decrease of 9,000 from the previous week's unrevised level of 242,000. Economists had expected jobless claims to drop to 230,000.

Meanwhile, the less volatile four-week moving average rose to 230,000, an increase of 1,750 from the previous week's unrevised average of 228,250.

The Labor Department said claims taking procedures in Puerto Rico and in the Virgin Islands have still not returned to normal.

The report said continuing claims, a reading on the number of people receiving ongoing unemployment assistance, increased by 53,000 to 1.871 million in the week ended March 31st.

The four-week moving average of continuing claims edged down to 1,850,250, a decrease of 1,500 from the previous week's revised average of 1,851,750


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Time frame Used - four hours The USDJPY is moving in a sideway direction in the near term The USDJPY still faces resistance around the 112.90 level   In view of the technical indicators Both the RSI and the Stochastic are indicating to the arrival of indicators in the overbought area Accordingly, we expect that  the USDJPY will  retreat to 112.19   The alternative scenario is that the USDJPY breach…

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