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Weekly Initial Unemployment Claims decrease to 192,000


by Calculated Risk on 2/23/2023 08:34:00 AM

The DOL reported:

In the week ending February 18, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 192,000, a decrease of
3,000 from the previous week’s revised level. The previous week’s level was revised up by 1,000 from 194,000 to
195,000. The 4-week moving average was 191,250, an increase of 1,500 from the previous week’s revised average. The
previous week’s average was revised up by 250 from 189,500 to 189,750.
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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 increased to 191,250.

The previous week was revised up.

Weekly claims were below the consensus forecast.

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