The U.S initial jobless claims came in cheerfully at 368 thousand; better than the prior revised reading of 388 thousand from 391 thousand and the forecasted 395 thousand, while that the continuing claims for February 26 fell to 3774 thousand; better than the projected 3815 thousand from a prior revised reading of 3833 thousand from 3790 thousand.

As the fourth quarter final reading of the Nonfarm Productivity, it stayed unchanged at 2.6% higher than the predicted 2.3% while that the unit labor costs for the same period stayed unchanged as well at -0.6% higher than the projected -0.5%