Bloomberg (05/10/12) Lorraine Woellert; Timothy Homan
The number of Americans who filed requests for jobless benefits fell by 1,000 last week to 367,000, the U.S. Department of Labor reported today. Claims from two weeks ago were revised up to 368,000 from 365,000. The data is in line with the median forecast in a Bloomberg News survey, and indicate the surge in claims in the first three weeks of April was probably tied to the timing of the Easter holiday rather than a deterioration in employment.
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