by Calculated Risk on 11/22/2017 08:33:00 AM
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
The DOL reported:
In the week ending November 18, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 239,000, a decrease of 13,000 from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised up by 3,000 from 249,000 to 252,000. The 4-week moving average was 239,750, an increase of 1,250 from the previous week's revised average. The previous week's average was revised up by 750 from 237,750 to 238,500.The previous week was revised up.
Claims taking procedures continue to be disrupted in the Virgin Islands. The ability to take claims has improved in Puerto Rico.
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 239,750.
This was close to the consensus forecast. The low level of claims suggest relatively few layoffs.
Posted by Calculated Risk on 11/22/2017 08:33:00 AM