In the week ending April 2, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 267,000, a decrease of 9,000 from the previous week’s unrevised level of 276,000. The 4-week moving average was 266,750, an increase of 3,500 from the previous week’s unrevised average of 263,250.

There were no special factors impacting this week’s initial claims. This marks 57 consecutive weeks of initial claims below 300,000, the longest streak since 1973.