It amounted to 180 thousand .

The number of Americans who applied for initial applications for unemployment benefits in the last week amounted to 180 thousand. Such data was published on Thursday by the U.S. Department of Labor.

The number of requests decreased by 5 thousand compared to the adjusted figure for the previous week (185 thousand). According to the estimates of The Wall Street Journal, the number of these appeals since the end of 2021 “remains close to the historical minimum.”