US initial jobless claims rise by 6,000

US initial jobless claims rise by 6,000

227,000 claims filed last week, according to Labor Department data

By Ovunc Kutlu

ISTANBUL (AA) - The number of Americans filing first-time unemployment claims rose by 6,000 last week to 227,000, according to Labor Department data released Thursday.

The figure came in line with the market estimates, while the previous week's level was unrevised at 221,000.

The four-week moving average was 228,250, a decrease of 5,500 from the previous week's unrevised average of 233,750.

The US economy added 209,000 jobs in June, while the unemployment rate fell to 3.6%, from 3.7% in May.

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