Weekly US initial jobless claims for the week of August 17

  • initial jobless claims 209k versus 216K estimate
  • four week average 214.5 K versus 214K last week
  • continuing claims 1674K versus 1707K estimate
  • four week average 1697K versus 1697.75K last week
  • The largest increases in initial claims for the week ending August 10 were in California (+5,363), New York (+608), Kentucky (+423), Pennsylvania (+411), and Connecticut (+401),
  • The largest decreases were in South Carolina (-374), Illinois (-337), Tennessee (-285), Alabama (-230), and North Carolina (-213).

Steady but strong numbers again for the initial jobless claims and continuing claims as well.

Initial jobless claims remain strong