In early September, the number of applications for unemployment benefits decreased by 13 thousand to 206, which was at least almost 5 months.
However, for the week ended 14 September, the figure increased by 2 thousand to 208 thousand. However, experts believed that it will be even higher at 215 thousand, adjusted for seasonal factors.
The index in 4 weeks, which is a more reliable indicator because of lower volatility has also increased, although less significantly — by 750, or up to 212250. It should also be noted that more people in the benefits began only in several States, including Texas, California and North Carolina. However, if the strike of the employees of General Motor drags on, it is possible that you will have to go to layoffs in companies that, in particular, put that concern tires and other auto parts.