by Calculated Risk on 8/30/2018 08:33:00 AM
Thursday, August 30, 2018
The DOL reported:
In the week ending August 25, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 213,000, an increase of 3,000 from the previous week's unrevised level of 210,000. The 4-week moving average was 212,250, a decrease of 1,500 from the previous week's unrevised average of 213,750. This is the lowest level for this average since December 13, 1969 when it was 210,750.The previous week was unrevised.
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 decreased to 212,250.
This was close to the consensus forecast. The low level of claims suggest few layoffs.
Posted by Calculated Risk on 8/30/2018 08:33:00 AM