FXstreet.com (Barcelona) - In the week of April 19 the volume of claims for unemployment benefit decreased in the United States by 33,000 to 342,000, in seasonally adjusted terms, according to data released by the US Commerce Department.

Claims relative to the previous week have been revised to 375,000, from the initial 372,000. Last week's decline comes against the experts expectations of a 3K increase.

The four week moving average, considered more trustworthy, as it erases seasonal influences, has posted a decrease by 7,250 to 369,500.

Continuing claims decreased by 65,000 to 2,934,000 in the week of April 12.