US weekly jobless claims total 221,000, vs 225,000 expected

8:47 AM ET Thu, 21 March 2019

U.S. weekly jobless claims fell more than expected. First-time claims for state unemployment benefits were expected to total 225,000 for the most recent week, but were down slightly from the 229,000 claims reported for the prior week. CNBC's Rick Santelli reports.