U.S. stock-index futures on Thursday popped below one million claims for the first time during the COVID-19 pandemic. Initial U.S. weekly jobless claims came in at 963,000, marking the first time the reading of Americans looking for work have come in under 1 million in more than 20 weeks. The report also was below economists consensus forecast for a reading of about 1.1 million. Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA +1.20% were up 18 points, or less than 0.1%, at 27,882, while those for the S&P 500 /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX +0.83% /zigman2/quotes/209948968/delayed ES00 +0.16% were edging up 0.1% at 3,372. Nasdaq-100 futures /zigman2/quotes/210219788/delayed NQ00 +0.16% were up 0.6% at 11,188.50. All three main stock-index futures rose into positive territory or firmed their gains after the data.