Weekly Initial Unemployment Claims at 256,000

by Calculated Risk on 7/28/2022 08:34:00 AM

The DOL reported:

In the week ending July 23, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 256,000, a decrease of 5,000
from the previous week’s revised level. The previous week’s level was revised up by 10,000 from 251,000 to 261,000.
The 4-week moving average was 249,250, an increase of 6,250 from the previous week’s revised average. The previous
week’s average was revised up by 2,500 from 240,500 to 243,000.
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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 249,250.

The previous week was revised up.

Weekly claims were higher than the consensus forecast.