US initial jobless claims rose 6k to 229k in the week ending March 9, above expectation of 225k. Four-week moving average of initial claims dropped -2.5k to 223.75k.
Continuing claims rose 18k to 1.776M in the week ending March 2. Four-week moving average of continuing claims dropped -1k to 1.766M.
Import price index rose 0.6% mom in February, fasting in 9 months, well above expectation of 0.3% mom.