US released its Initial Jobless Claims for October 31 showing a decline as it came in at 512 thousand; better than the forecasted reading of 522 thousand and the prior revised reading of 532 thousand from 530 thousand, whereas the Continuing Claims for October 24 dropped to 5749 thousand, which is better than the expected reading of 5750 thousand and the prior reading of 5817 thousand from 5797 thousand.