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Thursday, November 14, 2019

Weekly Initial Unemployment Claims increased to 225,000

by Calculated Risk on 11/14/2019 08:36:00 AM

The DOL reported:

In the week ending November 9, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 225,000, an increase of 14,000 from the previous week's unrevised level of 211,000. The 4-week moving average was 217,000, an increase of 1,750 from the previous week's unrevised average of 215,250.
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 increased to 217,000.

This was above the consensus forecast.