Jobless claims

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Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims in US – At 302,000, it is a very good sign

SEASONALLY ADJUSTED DATA In the week ending July 12, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 302,000, a decrease of 3,000 from the previous week’s revised level. The previous week’s level was revised up by 1,000 from 304,000 to 305,000. The 4-week moving average was 309,000, a decrease of 3,000 from the previous … Continue reading

Jobless Claims in US – 312,000, a decrease of 6,000

SEASONALLY ADJUSTED DATA In the week ending June 14, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 312,000, a decrease of 6,000 from the previous week’s revised level. The previous week’s level was revised up by 1,000 from 317,000 to 318,000. The 4-week moving average was 311,750, a decrease of 3,750 from the previous … Continue reading

Jobless Claims in US – An increase but remain near a seven-year low

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment aid inched up last week but remained near a seven-year low, a sign of strength for the job market. Initial claims for unemployment benefits, a reading that helps gauge the number of newly laid-off workers, rose by 8,000 to a seasonally adjusted 312,000 in the week … Continue reading

Unemployment Claims in US – The four-week moving average for new claims lowest since 2007

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell more than expected last week, pointing to a strengthening labor market. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits declined 27,000 to a seasonally adjusted 300,000 for the week ended May 24, the Labor Department said on Thursday. The prior weeks claims were revised to show … Continue reading

Jobless Claims in US – At lowest level since 2007

The number of Americans who applied for unemployment benefits fell sharply for the second straight week, touching the lowest level since May 2007, but at least part of the drop probably stemmed from lingering seasonal affects tied to a late Easter holiday.  Initial jobless claims declined by 24,000 to a seasonally adjusted 297,000 in the … Continue reading

Jobless Claims in US – A decrease of 26,000

SEASONALLY ADJUSTED DATA (from the official Press Release)  In the week ending May 3, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 319,000, a decrease of 26,000 from the previous week’s revised level. The previous week’s level was revised up by 1,000 from 344,000 to 345,000. The 4-week moving average was 324,750, an increase … Continue reading

Jobless Claims in US – Jump by 14,000 to 344,000

Claims have been climbing since early April when they reached a seven-year low of 301,000, but they remain well below their peak levels that were well over 600,000 a week in 2009. (Jobless claims climb to 9-week high). From the Offical Press Release SEASONALLY ADJUSTED DATA In the week ending April 26, the advance figure … Continue reading

Jobless Claims in US – The 4-week average is close to normal levels for an expansion

From the official press release: In the week ending April 19, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 329,000, an increase of 24,000 from the previous week’s revised level. The previous week’s level was revised up by 1,000 from 304,000 to 305,000. The 4-week moving average was 316,750, an increase of 4,750 from … Continue reading

US – Using Twitter to forecast jobless claims

A surprising number of people filed initial claims for unemployment benefits last week, at least if you believe an index based off Twitter. Economists at the University of Michigan have developed a technique that scans billions of tweets, looks for people tweeting about losing their jobs and then creates a prediction for the Labor Department’s … Continue reading

Jobless claims in US – Falls to 4-Month Low

Applications for jobless benefits decreased by 10,000 for the week ending March 22, bringing the total to 311,000, down from last week’s revised figure of 321,000, the Labor Department announced Thursday.  This latest figure marks an official four-month low for unemployment aid. The four-week moving average, a “less volatile” figure, fell by 9,500 to 317,750, down from last … Continue reading

US / Jobless claims decreased last week

Fewer Americans filed applications for unemployment benefits last week, a sign employers are holding the line on firings even as cold weather slowed industries from manufacturing to housing. Jobless claims declined by 3,000 to 336,000 in the week ended Feb. 15, a Labor Department report showed today in Washington. The median forecast of 53 economists … Continue reading

US Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report / An increase of 8,000 from last week

SEASONALLY ADJUSTED DATA In the week ending February 8, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 339,000, an increase of 8,000 from the previous week’s unrevised figure of 331,000. The 4-week moving average was 336,750, an increase of 3,500 from the previous week’s revised average of 333,250. The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment … Continue reading

US / Jobless claims fall by 20,000

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell more than expected last week, in a boost to the labor market outlook and the broader economy. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits declined 20,000 to a seasonally adjusted 331,000, the Labor Department said on Thursday. Claims for the prior week were revised to … Continue reading

US / Jobless Claims Climbed More Than Forecast Last Week

UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE WEEKLY CLAIMS REPORT - SEASONALLY ADJUSTED DATA (DOL Press Release) In the week ending January 25, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 348,000, an increase of 19,000 from the previous week\’s revised figure of 329,000. The 4-week moving average was 333,000, an increase of 750 from the previous week\’s revised average … Continue reading

US / UI Claims decrease by 9,000 to 336,000, lowest level this fall

SEASONALLY ADJUSTED DATA In the week ending November 2, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 336,000, a decrease of 9,000 from the previous week\’s revised figure of 345,000. The 4-week moving average was 348,250, a decrease of 9,250 from the previous week\’s revised average of 357,500. The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment … Continue reading

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