New US jobless claims declined last week, pointing to a tight labor market despite a sharp slowdown in employment growth in March.
Unemployment benefits fell seasonally adjusted by 9,000 to a seasonally adjusted 233,000 7 in April, the ministry of labor said Thursday. Reuters surveyed projected a drop in projected losses to 230,000 last week
The US Treasury plans to auction $ 13 billion in 29-year and 10-month bonds.
Federal Reserve Chairman Minneapolis Fed President Neel Kashkari is expected to attend a Minnesota Q & A with Tim Worke, CEO of the Associated General Contractors of Minnesota.
Kashkari's comments come immediately after the publication of the last minutes of the Federal Open Market Committee. They revealed that central bank officials saw the economy grow at a solid pace, with inflation also rising.
Elsewhere, investors will be watching politics after President Donald Trump mocked Russia with the threat of an impending military action in Syria.
Markets came under pressure on Wednesday after Trump criticized the Kremlin for supporting Syrian President Bashar Assad following a chemical attack on the weekend in Syria.
He seemed to soften the rhetoric on Thursday, however, that he never specified when an attack on Syria would take place.
"Never said that if an attack on Syria took place, could very soon or not be so soon!" In any case, the United States under my administration has done a great job of liberating the ISIS region. Where is our "Thank you America?" President Trump said on social media on Thursday.