Markets  |  February 21, 2013 14:40:00

Number of applications for unemployment benefits in the U.S. rose above expectations

New applications for unemployment benefits in the U.S. last week rose more than expected. Requests filled Americans and 362,000 from the previous week and added 20,000 new applicants. Economists were expecting lower growth only to 355 000th The storm that hit the east coast in the first week of this month, it could cause an increase in the number of applications. Analysts Ministry of Labour admitted that the number of requests have been estimated in California, Virginia, Hawaii and in the capital city. 4-week moving average of measuring the number of new claims rose by 8,000 to 360,750 applications.

Last month, employers created 157,000 new jobs, and this rate should slow down even further in the months ahead. However, economists continue to warn of insufficient production jobs, according to analyzes the market should generate at least 250,000 new jobs every month.This should prevent rising unemployment, which jumped in January to 7.9 percent. The number of Americans who receive long-term unemployment benefits rose by 11,000 to 3.15 million.

Consumer prices measured by the consumer price index (CPI) in mom measurement stagnated. It is mainly due to cheap fuel and non-growing price of food. However, economists were expecting an increase of 0.1 percent.

Consumer price index net of food and energy (core CPI), but lived to see moderate growth of 0.3 percent. In comparison from January 2012 to January this year, the index Core CPI 1.9 percent increase, which is just below the 2 percent target, set by the Federal Reserve (FED).

American stock index S & P500 started during yesterday strongly weaken. Today we saw breaking Reviews Support 1507.91 and the market would after such sale could head even lower, toward Reviews Support 1490.27. It will be important to monitor market reaction to a price threshold at around 1507, there could create a signal for further weakening.

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