The Labor Department said Thursday that the four-week average for weekly jobless claims fell by 4,000 to 241,000, the lowest since July 21, 1973.
The Labor Department said Friday the first jobs report under President Donald J. Trump far exceeded expectations, adding 227,00 versus anticipated 175,000.
The Labor Department said weekly jobless claims fell by 15,000 to 234,000 for the week ending January 14, lower than the 254,000 estimate.
The Labor Department released the weekly unemployment insurance report that found claims rose by 10,000 to 247,000 for the week ending January 7.
The final Labor Department jobs report under President Barack Obama finds the U.S. economy added a below average 156,000 jobs and unemployment ticked up.
The Labor Department reported weekly jobless claims rose by 21,000 to 275,000 for the week ending December 17, far higher than the 256,000 estimate.
The Labor Department said weekly jobless claims fell by 4,000 to 254,000 for the week ending December 10, lower than the forecast anticipating 255,000.
The Labor Department report shows the number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits gained 18,000 from a 43-year low in the week ending November 19.
The Labor Department reported Thursday weekly jobless claims fell by 11,000 during the the week ending November 5, right before the election.