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Weekly Initial Unemployment Claims decrease to 190,000


by Calculated Risk on 1/19/2023 08:41:00 AM

The DOL reported:

In the week ending January 14, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 190,000, a decrease of
15,000 from the previous week’s unrevised level of 205,000. The 4-week moving average was 206,000, a decrease of
6,500 from the previous week’s unrevised average of 212,500.
emphasis added

The following graph shows the 4-week moving average of weekly claims since 1971.

Click on graph for larger image.

The dashed line on the graph is the current 4-week average. The four-week average of weekly unemployment claims decreased to 206,000.

The previous week was unrevised.

Weekly claims were below the consensus forecast.

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