• Weekly Initial Unemployment Claims decreased to 213,000

    9 days ago - By Calculated Risk

    The DOL reported :
    In the week ending August 4, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 213,000, a decrease of 6,000 from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised up by 1,000 from 218,000 to 219,000. The 4-week moving average was 214,250, a decrease of 500 from the previous week's revised average. The previous week's average was revised up by 250 from 214,500 to 214,750.
    emphasis added The previous week was revised up.
    The following graph shows the 4-week moving average of weekly claims since 1971.
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