“In the week ending April 6, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 346,000, a decrease of 42,000 from the previous week's revised figure of 388,000. The 4-week moving average was 358,000, an increase of 3,000 from the previous week's revised average of 355,000.” – Department of Labor
This was slightly below expectations for today’s number.
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Thursday, the S&P 500 finished up 0.4% to 1593 (rounded).