The number of Americans filed applications for obtaining unemployment benefits last week rose by 7,000 to 282,000, reaching its highest level in five weeks. However, the number of redundancies remains historically low. Analysts had expected claims to fall to 270,000 to upward revised 275,000 the previous seven days. The average value of the index for the last 4 weeks, which is considered free of seasonal fluctuations indicator has fallen by 5000 to 271 500. A week earlier, this indicator was 15-year low.