Initial jobless claims
Initial jobless claims for the current week
  • Prior week revised to 212K revised from 210K
  • Initial jobless claims at 210K vs 212K estimate
  • 4-week moving average 211K vs 211.75K last week
  • Continuing claims 1.819M
  • Previous week revised -12 K to 1.795M from 1.807M previously reported
  • 4-week moving average 1.803M versus previous week 1.799M (revised from 1.802M)
  • The largest increases in initial claims for the week ending March 16 were in Missouri (+1,443), Michigan (+1,204), Tennessee (+538), Mississippi (+353), and Arkansas (+279),
  • The largest decreases were in California (-5,794), Oregon (-1,651), Texas (-856), Pennsylvania (-740), and Illinois (-626).

The data is still indicative of a solid employment market.