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Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Weekly Initial Unemployment Claims Decrease to 267,000

by Calculated Risk on 11/10/2021 08:37:00 AM

The DOL reported:

In the week ending November 6, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 267,000, a decrease of 4,000 from the previous week's revised level. This is the lowest level for initial claims since March 14, 2020 when it was 256,000. The previous week's level was revised up by 2,000 from 269,000 to 271,000. The 4-week moving average was 278,000, a decrease of 7,250 from the previous week's revised average. This is the lowest level for this average since March 14, 2020 when it was 225,500. The previous week's average was revised up by 500 from 284,750 to 285,250.
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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 278,000.

The previous week was revised up.

Regular state continued claims increased to 2,160,000 (SA) from 2,101,000 (SA) the previous week.

Weekly claims were above consensus forecast.