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Weekly Initial Unemployment Claims at 229,000

by Calculated Risk on 6/16/2022 08:33:00 AM

The DOL reported:

In the week ending June 11, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 229,000, a decrease of 3,000
from the previous week’s revised level. The previous week’s level was revised up by 3,000 from 229,000 to 232,000. The
4-week moving average was 218,500, an increase of 2,750 from the previous week’s revised average. The previous
week’s average was revised up by 750 from 215,000 to 215,750.
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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 increased to 218,500.

The previous week was revised up.

Weekly claims were higher than the consensus forecast.

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