The US stock index fell flat on Thursday as investors anticipated the latest weekly unemployed claims report to measure the rate of a rebound in the market of labor, while also looking forward to a fresh economic stimulus bill.

Official numbers are expected to indicate 1.415 million Americans filed for unemployment benefits in the current week, slightly down after two weeks in a row of massive growth caused concern of stalled recovery in the market of labor. 

Despite fears due to the economic downturn, Wall Street’s main indexes are headed towards their second weekly gain in a row, caused by heaps of economic and monetary stimulus and much better than feared Q2 earnings.