by Calculated Risk on 4/05/2018 08:33:00 AM
Thursday, April 05, 2018
The DOL reported:
In the week ending March 31, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 242,000, an increase of 24,000 from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised up by 3,000 from 215,000 to 218,000. The 4-week moving average was 228,250, an increase of 3,000 from the previous week's revised average. The previous week's average was revised up by 750 from 224,500 to 225,250.The previous week was revised up.
Claims taking procedures in Puerto Rico and in the Virgin Islands have still not returned to normal.
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 228,250.
This was higher than the consensus forecast. The low level of claims suggest relatively few layoffs.
Posted by Calculated Risk on 4/05/2018 08:33:00 AM