Weekly Jobless Claims are down

Photo by: WDAY Radio Staff
Photo by: WDAY Radio Staff

(Washington, DC) -- Jobless claims are down across the U.S.

The Department of Labor says it received 228-thousand first-time unemployment insurance claims for the week ending April 1st.

That's down about 18-thousand from the previous week.

Analysts say the decrease in jobless claims points to a continuously tight labor market in the country.