2011年9月29日星期四

Jobless Claims Tumble; GDP 1.3% But Moving Higher

新領失業數字比預期少,GDP較預期增長多,明天市況向好吧!


The number of people seeking unemployment benefits fell to its lowest level in five months, while economic growth, though still anemic, was better than expectations.

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Weekly claims slipped below the psychologically important 400,000 mark, falling 37,000 to 391,000. Analyst had expected a drop of 3,000.
The final gross domestic product reading for the quarter was at 1.3 percent, against estimates of 1.2 percent and ahead of prior estimates of 1.0 percent.
The number of people seeking unemployment benefits fell sharply last week, an encouraging sign that layoffs are easing.
The Labor Department says that weekly applications dropped 37,000 to a seasonally adjusted 391,000, the lowest level since April 2. It's the first time applications have fallen below 400,000 since Aug. 6.
Applications typically need to fall below 375,000 to signal substantial job growth. They haven't been that low since February.