Thursday, November 10, 2011

Weekly Initial Unemployment Claims decline to 390,000

by Bill McBride on 11/10/2011 08:30:00 AM

The DOL reports:

In the week ending November 5, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 390,000, a decrease of 10,000 from the previous week's revised figure of 400,000. The 4-week moving average was 400,000, a decrease of 5,250 from the previous week's revised average of 405,250.

The following graph shows the 4-week moving average of weekly claims since January 2000.

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The dashed line on the graph is the current 4-week average. The four-week average of weekly unemployment claims decreased this week to 400,000.

This is the lowest level for the 4 week average since April - although this is still elevated.

And here is a long term graph of weekly claims:


All current Employment Graphs