The Number of initial jobless claims stood at 239 thousand, below expectations of 245 thousand.
January building permits was pleasantly surprised with 1.285 million permits, versus expectations of 1.23 million certificates.
The Fed Manufacturing Index of Philadelphia jumped to 43.3 points, compared with an expected index of 18 points.
Initial number of unemployment claims in the US fell last week to 234 thousand compared to 246 thousand in the previous week.
This is the lowest level for over 40 years.
According to data published today in the USA:
US import prices jumped in December by the sharpest rate since 2012 (0.4%) and the number of initial jobless claims climbed during the first week of 2017 but remained close to the lowest level in decades.
US initial jobless claims stood at about 251 thousand new claims, as when the expectation was of 241 thousand claims.
The initial jobless claims at the US stood at 246 thousand, below expectations of 254 thousand, and unchanged from the previous week.
This figure continues to maintain the lowest level since 1973.
The Initial Jobless Claims in the US continued to be low – 249 thousand, which were below the analysts’ expectations of 256 thousand.
The average loss data for the last 4 weeks was 253.5 thousand – a low figure since 1973.
US economic data:
The US growth in the second quarter stood at 1.4%, versus expectations of a 1.3% figure.
The initial Jobless Claims stood at 254 thousand, compared with an expected 260 thousand.
Initial Jobless Claims in U.S. matched the lowest level since April.
It is a sign that the labor market remains healthy even as hiring moderates.
The jobless claims declined by 8,000 to 252,000 in the week ended Sept. 17, and It was the largest drop since early July.
A surprising contraction in the US manufacturing sector
The manufacturing sector activity contracted unexpectedly in August due to the strengthening of the US dollar, slower growth of the global economy and uncertainty about the US economic outlook.
The manufacturing sector activity index in the US fell in August to 49.4 points – the lowest level since January, compared with a level of 52.6 points in July.
The economists had forecast only a slight decline in the index to 52 points.
Another data showed that the number of reported initial jobless claims stayed near a record low of more than four decades.