Initial jobless claims
  • Prior week initial jobless claims 219K revised 221K last week
  • Initial jobless claims 229K vs 220K estimate
  • 4-week moving average of initial jobless claims 222.25K vs 223.0K last week
  • Prior week continuing claims 1.791M revised to 1.790M
  • Continuing claims 1.792M vs 1.790M estimate
  • 4-week moving average continuing claims 1.789M vs 1.786M last week

A tick up in the initial jobless claims, but continuing claims remains steady and generally lower (see chart below).

Continuing claims