Thursday, July 25, 2019

Weekly Initial Unemployment Claims decreased to 206,000

by Calculated Risk on 7/25/2019 08:34:00 AM

The DOL reported:

In the week ending July 20, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 206,000, a decrease of 10,000 from the previous week's unrevised level of 216,000. The 4-week moving average was 213,000, a decrease of 5,750 from the previous week's unrevised average of 218,750.
emphasis added
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 213,000.

This was lower than the consensus forecast.