"The extremely low level of claims is a sign of tightness in the labor market and suggests that February is shaping up to be another solid month for job creation", said John Ryding, chief economist at RDQ Economics in NY.
What happened: Missouri, California and NY saw big declines in unadjusted jobless claims, but in most states there was little change.
The numbers: Initial U.S. jobless claims fell by 9,000 to 221,000 in the seven days ended Feb 3.
US jobless claims have now been under the key 300,000 threshold that signals a vibrant labor market for 153 straight weeks.
The broader labor market has exhibited tightness recently.
Unemployment, which at 4.1 percent is a 17-year low, is expected to drop into the mid-3 percent range this year.
Valencia 0-2 Barcelona Ivan Rakitic eased any remaining fears for Barcelona , putting the game on ice in the 82nd minute off another assist from Suarez. Coutinho has struggled to shine following his huge £142million move from Liverpool in January.
The statistics show earnings also increased in January, the third consecutive monthly rise in the average hourly earnings - a 2.9 percent increase - according to Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta. Last month alone, 200,000 new jobs were added domestically, including 36,000 in construction.
The Fed has forecast three rate increases for this year after lifting borrowing costs three times in 2017. "The Fed may be out of step with current economic conditions and behind the curve".
The four-week moving average, a steadier measure, fell by 10,000 to 224,500 last week, the lowest level since the beginning of 1973.
The number of people already collecting unemployment benefits, known as continuing claims, dropped by 33,000 to 1.92 million.
Meanwhile, continuing claims for the week ended 27 January also dropped to 1.923 million from an upwardly revised 1.956 million.
For more information on NBC Olympics' coverage of the PyeongChang Olympics, please visit: http://nbcsportsgrouppressbox.com/. Siblings Maia and Alex Shibutani (known as the ShibSibs on Twitter ) will be contending for a medal in this event.
Devin Nunes was considered to be a safe bet for re-election in Califonria's conservative 22nd congressional district. He told CBS that the probe is investigating the "entire" staff, even "the woman up front that answers the phone".
Camerota then listed conspiracy theories and anti-Semitic propaganda found on his website, which she called "vile and rancid". Jones contended that he does not call himself a Nazi, but an "American patriot and statesman".
Expected to be launched soon in the market, the second generation Amaze will be more fuel efficient than the current model. Apart from, nothing has changed in terms of the deisign, performance and even the mechanical components.
Cleveland's players know something has to change soon, especially because the trade deadline is but a few days away. He's a difference-maker, for sure, but he might not be enough on his own to take a team to contention status.
A student has died after she was reportedly crushed under a fence which was pushed over outside a Durham nightclub. According to The Tab student newspaper, the bar was packed and there was a long queue waiting to get in.
The global chemical weapons watchdog says it is investigating recent allegations of chemical weapons use in Syria. He described the government's siege and indiscriminate bombardment of eastern Ghouta as "international crimes".
There are so many events packed into such a short window, that qualifying events have been happening for a couple of days now. Now the Olympic Athletes from Russian Federation number 168 - the fourth biggest team behind USA, Canada and Switzerland.
The Freedom Caucus includes roughly three dozen Republican conservatives opposed to spending that balloons the federal deficit. The proposal must now be reconciled with the House before a final bill can be sent to the president's desk.
Mrj Capital Inc decreased its stake in Cbs Corporation (CBS) by 6.12% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Nomura reiterated a "buy" rating and set a $500.00 target price on shares of Tesla in a research note on Tuesday, October 31st.
Londoners should stay home when they feel sick, cover coughs and sneezes, and clean and disinfect high-touch surfaces frequently. According to the CDC , flu activity is still in the high range for OR , but isn't widespread, meaning outbreaks are regional.
Idsinga said that with the discovery of three more sets of remains, the investigation into McArthur continues to grow in scope. The victims are Selim Esen, 44, Andrew Kinsman, 49, Majeed Kayhan, 58, Soroush Mahmudi, 50, and Dean Lisowick, aged 43 or 44.
Antonio Conte 'to remain Chelsea manager after Watford defeat'
That defensive solidity added to Watford's fragility in the same area favours only one London side, and it's the one in Blue. If Kante manages to dominate Watford's midfield powerhouse, Chelsea would surely have the upper hand in this crucial fixture.
Grading the Nittany Lions 2018 class
It was also the sixth straight road loss for the Terps, with the last four coming by one, three, eight and four points. On the season, Maryland basketball averages 75.3 points, 37.4 rebounds and 14.4 assists per game.
Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8
The availability of the update has begun in Germany, however, there is not confirmation as to when it will reach other regions. Talking about the Oreo update for the Galaxy S8 duo, there will be a new interface in the form of Samsung Experience UX.
Back to Earth: Tesla's losses grow on Model 3 delays
However, the Falcon Heavy is still outclassed by the Saturn V, NASA's launch vessel to the Moon in the 1960s and 1970s. For example, he announced his Falcon Heavy design in 2011 and said they would launch in a couple years.
Little buzz for Olympic hockey this year
There are players on nearly every team who are familiar because they played in the National Hockey League at one point. The U.S.' Miracle on Ice against the Soviet Union was in 1980, and it consisted of a team made up of amateur athletes.
Intel releases new Spectre patch specifically for Skylake CPUs
The effort to do so turned out to be more complicated than Intel thought, as some of its early updates made the silicon unstable. The company issued microcode updates that helped to mitigate the exploits on processor architectures dating back to Broadwell .
Buzzards Bay being searched for possibly missing mariner
The Coast Guard reached out via radio after receiving the calls, but were not able to establish contact, according to Barresi. The Coast Guard said it tried to use a helicopter to search Wednesday night, but because of the weather visibility was poor.
BC to hike minimum wage by $1.30 in June
Horgan said raising the minimum wage is one component of the government's plan to make life more affordable. Premier John Horgan is scheduled to make an announcement about B.C.'s minimum wage this morning.
Why The Latest Snapchat Update Has The Internet Going TF Off
You can also allow installation of apps from unknown sources by going to Settings Security and then toggle on Unknown sources. Hollywood loves Snapchat, for a reason: Users of the service account for 50 percent of all movie ticket sales in the U.S.
Police identify theft suspect from hand-drawn sketch
Police in Lancaster, Pennsylvania issued the amusing composite drawn by a witness following an incident on January 30. A police drawing has been mocked on social media for its cartoonish image of a thief accused of stealing money.
Here are 9 ways you can watch the Olympic Winter Games
Q: What are some must-see events? White competes in men's snowboard halfpipe Tuesday (qualifying) and next Wednesday (finals). And everything will be available via live streaming - including the Opening Ceremonies, which begin at 6 a.m.