US initial jobless claims

  • jobless claims 216K versus 220K. Last week 222K
  • four-week average 218.75K versus 217.75K last week
  • continuing claims 1662K versus 1680K estimate. Prior week revised to 1699K from 1695K previously reported
  • The 4-week moving average was 1,679K vs 1,684.25K last week.
The US initial jobless claims

The trend in claims remains steady with the numbers in the middle of a 210 to 230 range (see chart above).