US weekly jobless claims total 237,000 vs 242,000 estimate

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BUZ INVESTORS  US weekly jobless claims  The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits decreased by 8 thousand to 237 thousand in the week ended June 10th 2017, compared to market expectations of 242 thousand. The four-week moving average of claims, considered a better measure of labor market trends as it irons out week-to-week volatility, rose 1,000 to 243,000 last week Initial Jobless Claims in the United States averaged 357.26 Thousand from 1967 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 695 Thousand in October of 1982 and a record low of 162 Thousand in November of 1968.




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US Jobless Claims Fall to 237K

The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits decreased by 8 thousand to 237 thousand in the week ended June 10th 2017, compared to market expectations of 242 thousand. The four-week moving average, considered a better measure of labor market trends as it removes out week-to-week volatility, rose 1,000 to 243,000 in last week.

Jobless claims have now been below 300,000, a threshold associated with a healthy labor market, for 119 straight weeks, the longest such stretch since 1970.  The labor market is near full employment, with the jobless rate at a 16-year low of 4.3 percent.

The number of people still receiving benefits after an initial week of aid increased by 6,000 to 1.94 million in the week ended June 3rd. The continuing claims have now been below 2 million for nine straight weeks. The last time they were consistently under 2 million was in 1973.

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US weekly jobless claims total 257,000 vs 242,000 estimate

US Jobless Claims Rise More Than Expected


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BUZ INVESTORS  US weekly jobless claims  The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits increased by 14 thousand to 257 thousand in the week ended April 22nd 2017 from the previous week’s revised level of 243 thousand and above market expectations of 245 thousand.

Claims have now been below 300,000 for 112 straight weeks, the longest such stretch since 1970.
The 4-week moving average was 242,250, a decrease of 500 from the previous week’s revised average. The previous week’s average was revised down by 250 from 243,000 to 242,750.




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The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 1.4 percent for the week ending April 15, unchanged from the previous week’s unrevised rate.

 

The continuing claims drawn by workers for more than a week (the advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment) during the week ending April 15 was 1,988,000, an increase of 10,000 from the previous week’s revised level. The previous week’s level was revised down by 1,000 from 1,979,000 to 1,978,000. The 4-week moving average was 2,007,250, a decrease of 16,000 from the previous week’s revised average. This is the lowest level for this average since June 10, 2000 when it was 2,006,000. The previous week’s average was revised down by 250 from 2,023,500 to 2,023,250.

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2017-04-13 12:30 PM Apr/08 234K 235K 245K 241K
2017-04-20 12:30 PM Apr/15 244K 234K 242K 240K
2017-04-27 12:30 PM Apr/22 257K 243K 245K 244K
2017-05-04 12:30 PM Apr/29 257K 251K
2017-05-11 12:30 PM May/06 248K
2017-05-18 12:30 PM May/13 249K

 




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US weekly jobless claims total 244,000 vs 242,000 estimate

United States Initial Jobless Claims Data | Chart | Calendar


source: tradingeconomics.com
BUZ INVESTORS  US weekly jobless claims  The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits increased by 10 thousand to 244 thousand in the week ended April 15th 2017 from the previous week’s unrevised level of 234 thousand and above market expectations of 242 thousand.

Claims have now been below 300,000 for 111 straight weeks, the longest such stretch since 1970.

The 4-week moving average was 243,000, a decrease of 4,250 from the previous week’s unrevised average of 247,250.




US weekly jobless claims

The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 1.4 percent for the week ending April 8, a decrease of 0.1 percentage point from the previous week’s unrevised rate.
The continuing claims drawn by workers for more than a week (the advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment) during the week ending April 8 was 1,979,000, a decrease of 49,000 from the previous week’s unrevised level of 2,028,000. This is the lowest level for insured unemployment since April 15, 2000 when it was 1,962,000. The 4-week moving average was 2,023,500, a decrease of 2,000 from the previous week’s unrevised average of 2,025,500. This is the lowest level for this average since June 17, 2000 when it was 2,016,750.

 

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