Jobless Claims

By |2016-11-17T15:42:42+00:00August 31st, 2016|Categories: Leading|Tags: , , |

In the week ending August 20, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 261,000, a decrease of 1,000 from the previous week's unrevised level of 262,000. The 4-week moving average was 264,000, a decrease of 1,250 from the previous week's unrevised average of 265,250. There were no special factors impacting this week's initial claims. This marks 77 consecutive weeks of initial claims below 300,000, the longest streak since 1970.

Jobless claims

By |2016-11-17T15:44:42+00:00July 26th, 2016|Categories: Leading|Tags: , , |

In the week ending July 16, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 253,000, a decrease of 1,000 from the previous week's unrevised level of 254,000. The 4-week moving average was 257,750, a decrease of 1,250 from the previous week's unrevised average of 259,000. There were no special factors impacting this week's initial claims. This marks 72 consecutive weeks of initial claims below 300,000, the longest streak since 1973

Jobless Claims

By |2016-11-17T15:45:55+00:00July 12th, 2016|Categories: Leading|Tags: , , |

Layoffs are on the decline, indicated earlier this morning by trends in the Challenger report and confirmed by yet another set of very low readings for jobless claims. Initial claims fell a very steep 16,000 in the July 2 week to 254,000. The 4-week average at 264,750 is trending about 5,000 lower than a month ago which is a constructive signal for growth in the labor market.

Jobless claims

By |2016-11-17T15:47:45+00:00June 21st, 2016|Categories: Leading|Tags: , , |

In the week ending June 11, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 277,000, an increase of 13,000 from the previous week's unrevised level of 264,000. The 4-week moving average was 269,250, a decrease of 250 from the previous week's unrevised average of 269,500. There were no special factors impacting this week's initial claims. This marks 67 consecutive weeks of initial claims below 300,000, the longest streak since 1973.

Jobless Claims

By |2016-11-17T15:48:52+00:00June 7th, 2016|Categories: Leading|Tags: , , |

In the week ending May 28, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 267,000, a decrease of 1,000 from the previous week's unrevised level of 268,000. The 4-week moving average was 276,750, a decrease of 1,750 from the previous week's unrevised average of 278,500. There were no special factors impacting this week's initial claims. This marks 65 consecutive weeks of initial claims below 300,000, the longest streak since 1973.

Jobless Claims

By |2016-11-17T15:49:43+00:00May 31st, 2016|Categories: Leading|Tags: , , |

Initial jobless claims fell sizably in the May 21 week, down 10,000 to a lower-than-expected 268,000. But the 4-week average, reflecting three prior weeks of increases, is still rising, up 2,750 to a 278,500 level that is more than 20,000 above the month-ago comparison. This comparison points to trouble for the May employment report. The Labor Department is not citing any special factors in the latest report nor in recent reports, this despite the strike of 40,000 [...]

Jobless claims

By |2016-11-17T15:50:10+00:00May 24th, 2016|Categories: Leading|Tags: , , |

In the week ending May 14, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 278,000, a decrease of 16,000 from the previous week's unrevised level of 294,000. The 4-week moving average was 275,750, an increase of 7,500 from the previous week's unrevised average of 268,250. There were no special factors impacting this week's initial claims. This marks 63 consecutive weeks of initial claims below 300,000, the longest streak since 1973.

Jobless Claims

By |2016-11-17T15:51:09+00:00May 10th, 2016|Categories: Leading|Tags: , , |

In the week ending April 30, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 274,000, an increase of 17,000 from the previous week's unrevised level of 257,000. The 4-week moving average was 258,000, an increase of 2,000 from the previous week's unrevised average of 256,000. There were no special factors impacting this week's initial claims. This marks 61 consecutive weeks of initial claims below 300,000, the longest streak since 1973.

Jobless Claims

By |2016-11-17T15:51:59+00:00May 3rd, 2016|Categories: Leading|Tags: , , |

In the week ending April 23, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 257,000, an increase of 9,000 from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised up by 1,000 from 247,000 to 248,000. The 4-week moving average was 256,000, a decrease of 4,750 from the previous week's revised average. This is the lowest level for this average since December 8, 1973 when it was 252,250. The previous week's average was revised [...]

Jobless Claims

By |2016-04-26T11:29:16+00:00April 26th, 2016|Categories: Leading|Tags: , , |

In the week ending April 16, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 247,000, a decrease of 6,000 from the previous week's unrevised level of 253,000. This is the lowest level for initial claims since November 24, 1973 when it was 233,000. The 4-week moving average was 260,500, a decrease of 4,500 from the previous week's unrevised average of 265,000. There were no special factors impacting this week's initial claims. This marks 59 consecutive weeks [...]