214,000 last week
Steady Growth – Inflation is an Issue This article was published in “Hankyung Global Market,” the largest overseas investment information platform in Korea.
The number of new jobless claims in the United States fell to 214,000 last week, the lowest in two-and-a-half months. The US economy is gradually recovering from the effects of the coronavirus, showing that demand for labor is still very high.
The U.S. Department of Labor reported on the 17th that jobless claims fell by 15,000 last week from 229,000 the week before, according to MarketWatch. Thats below the Wall Street Journals forecast of a survey of economists.
Experts said the US economy is highly likely to continue its steady growth, saying that the labor shortage is the biggest issue for companies, with job openings at companies recording an all-time high. He also pointed out that the highest risk in the short term is inflation.