US initial jobless claims 239K vs 245K est.
4- week MA 245.250K vs 244.75K prior
The weekly US initial jobless claims for the week came in stronger at 239K vs 245K (lower is better for jobless). The 4-week MA rose to 245.25K vs 244.75K
US continuing claims fell to 2.076M vs est of 2.051K. The prior week was 2.079M in the prior week.