US initial jobless claims 204K versus 218K estimate

Technical Analysis

Author: Greg Michalowski | jobless-claims

US initial jobless claims and continuing claims

  • Initial jobless claims 204K versus 218K estimate
  • 4 week moving average for jobless claims 216.2 5K versus 224K last week
  • Continuing claims 1767K versus 1750K estimate
  • 4 week moving average for continuing claims 1755.5K vs 1745K last week
  • The largest increases in initial claims for the week ending January 4 were in New York (+26,462), Georgia (+12,929), South Carolina (+5,290), Texas (+3,420), and Connecticut (+3,168), 
  • The largest decreases were in New Jersey (-7,530), Iowa (-5,752), Michigan (-5,689), Ohio (-5,184), and Illinois (-4,758). 
Initial jobless claims
Good jobless claims data but can be influenced by seasonals at this time of the year.
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