The U.S. Labor Department released the Initial Jobless Claims for the week ended April 07, where the index rose by 13 thousand to 380 thousand from a prior estimate of 367 thousand (revised from 357 thousand) and above expected estimate of 355 thousand.

Whereas continuing claims for the week ended March 31, came in better than expected at 3251 thousand compared to the prior estimate of 3349 thousand (revised from 3338 thousand) and median estimates of 3335 thousand.