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Time to File New claims for unemployment benefits !

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly stalled labour market as well as economic growth continues to expand at a solid clip, suggesting that fell last week. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits to a seasonally adjusted 268,000 in the week ended March 28 fell to 20,000, the Labour Department said Thursday. Claims for the week from the 6000 report were revised to show more applications.

A Labour Department analyst said there was nothing unusual in the state-level data. As a result of this amendment prior to the department's figures claim data for seasonal fluctuations, the model is used to adjust the amendment.

According to a Reuters survey of economists the Nonfarm payrolls is likely increased by 245,000 last month, with the unemployment rate holding by more than 6-1/2 year low of 5.5 percent.

However, a report on Wednesday showed that private payrolls gains in March were the smallest from January 2014.Thursday's claims report showed that there are number of people still receiving benefits after an assistance fell of initial week from 88,000 to 2.33 million in the week ended March 21. That was the lowest reading since December 2000.