Source - SMW
US initial unemployment claims rose to 254,000 in tne week ending 24 September, an increase of 3,000 from the previous week's revised level, the UK Department of Labor said today.

The previous week's level was revised down by 1,000 from 252,000 to 251,000. The four-week moving average was 256,000, a decrease of 2,250 from the previous week's revise