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Just in, the latest weekly initial jobless claims count totaled 200,000 ( consensus 184,000), which was above the prior week’s revised count of 181,000 (from 180,000). As for continuing claims, they decreased to 1.384 million from a revised count of 1.403 million (from 1.408 million).

Separately, preliminary unit labor costs rose 11.6% during the first quarter ( consensus 7.3%), while the preliminary productivity reading fell 7.5% ( consensus -2.8%).