US initial jobless claims and continuing claims

Initial jobless claims
  • prior report
  • initial jobless claims 2123K vs. 2100K estimate. Prior month revised slightly higher to 2446K vs. 2438K previously reported
  • four-week average 2608K vs. 3044K previously
  • continuing claims 21052K vs. 25680K estimate. Prior month 24912K vs. 25073K estimate
  • 4 week moving average to 22722.25K vs. 21962K previously

The total number of claims since mid-March is now over 40.8 million.