Weekly reviews

According to the US Labor Department, the initial jobless claims fell by 8 thousand - up to 276 thousand last week. Last week there were 284 thousand jobless claims submitted, still not 282 thousand as was previously reported. Analysts expected the number to decline, on average, by 4 thousand from the previously mentioned level - up to 278 thousand.

The US Labor Department reported that the initial jobless claims number rose by 10,000 to 274,000 from 264,000 the previous week. Analysts had expected the jobless claims increase by 7000 to 271,000.

The Labor Department reported that the initial jobless claims number fell to the seasonally adjusted 1,000 to 264,000, holding just above the 15-year low which was reached two weeks ago that points out to the US labor market recovery continuation.

The dollar strengthened after the US Labor Department reported that the initial jobless claims number rose by 3,000 to 265,000 from 262,000 the previous week. Analysts had expected that the number of claims would increase by 18,000 to 280,000 last week.

The US dollar recovered at the end of the week. Earlier the dollar came under pressure after the Fed noted the US economy weakness from which investors have concluded that the central bank did not intend to raise interest rates in the short term.

The dollar recovered from the Thursday recession after the US Labor Department reports showed that the initial jobless claims number increased by 1,000 to 295,000 from 294,000 the previous week.

The dollar is still under pressure after the Wednesday US weak data output that strengthened our assumption about the US economic recovery slowdown.

The New York Federal Reserve Bank governor, William Dudley said that the rate rise timing depended on the economic data and added that the interest rate increase in June was still possible if the labor market recovery remained confident.

According to the Ministry of Labor report the March employment increased by 126,000 jobs, followed by a revised downward growth of 264,000 in February. Economists had expected the number to grow by about 245,000 compared with the addition of 295,000, which was originally projected for the previous month.

The US Labor Department reported that the claims number fell by 9,000 to 282,000 from 291,000, recorded last week.