by Calculated Risk on 11/16/2017 08:33:00 AM
Thursday, November 16, 2017
The DOL reported:
In the week ending November 11, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 249,000, an increase of 10,000 from the previous week's unrevised level of 239,000. The 4-week moving average was 237,750, an increase of 6,500 from the previous week's unrevised average of 231,250.The previous week was unrevised.
Claims taking procedures continue to be severely disrupted in the Virgin Islands. The ability to take claims has improved in Puerto Rico and they are now processing backlogged claims
The following graph shows the 4-week moving average of weekly claims since 1971.
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The dashed line on the graph is the current 4-week average. The four-week average of weekly unemployment claims increased to 237,750.
This was above the consensus forecast. The low level of claims suggest relatively few layoffs.
Posted by Calculated Risk on 11/16/2017 08:33:00 AM