Number of applications for unemployment benefits in the United States rose to 531 thousand

The number of primary applications for unemployment insurance in the United States increased over the past week for the first time after two weeks of decline.
Index rose for the week of October 17 to 11 thousand to 531 thousand, being at the highest level since 26 September.
At the same time, the number of Americans continuing to receive unemployment benefits fell for the week to October 10 to 98 thousand to 5.92 million. This indicator is at record low level since March this year.