Still well under 300k.
Filings for unemployment benefits have been below 300,000 for 87 straight weeks — the longest streak since 1970 and a level typical for a healthy labor market. . . . .
The four-week average of claims, a less-volatile measure than the weekly figure, increased to 257,750 from 253,000 in the prior week.
The number of people continuing to receive jobless benefits dropped by 14,000 to 2.03 million in the week ended Oct. 22.