The unemployment insurance claims in the U.S. are 860,000 this week against the estimate of 875,000. The numbers are reported by the Labor Department on Thursday. The figure shows a modest downshift in claims, which had hit the peak rate of 6.9 million in the late march. 

  • The previous Initial Jobless Claims were revised higher from 884,000 to 893,000
  • Prior Continuing Claims were reported to be higher from 13.385M to 13.54M
  • The average revised of past four weeks is higher from 970,800 to 973,000

Economists and healthcare professionals are worrying that the increase in Covid-19 cases could reverse the gains of the economy that are seen in the past few months.