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U.S. jobless claims rise more than expected

Washington - The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits rose more than expected last week, suggesting some loss of momentum in the labor market amid a sharp economic slowdown and stock market sell-off.    Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 8,000 to a seasonally adjusted 285,000 for the week ended Jan. Show More Summary

Initial Jobless Claims Average Hovers 11-Month Highs

Since the beginning of 2014, Initial jobless claims and Challenger Job Cuts have decoupled as the former "trended" in its seasonally adjusted manner while the latter appeared to reflect a different reality. That all changed in October last year as the trend in claims began to turn. Show More Summary

Here come initial jobless claims ...

The latest weekly release on initial jobless claims will be out at 8:30 a.m. ET. Economists estimate that first-time filings for unemployment insurance totaled 277,000 last week, down 1,000 from the prior period, according to Bloomberg. This...Show More Summary

Succinct Summation of Week’s Events 1.29.16

Succinct summation of the week’s events: Positives: 1) Off the lowest level since 2009, the January Chicago PMI jumps to 55.6 from 42.9. 2) US Initial jobless claims totaled 278k; 4 week average fell to 283k from 285k. 3) New home sales...Show More Summary

This Trend Is Not Your Friend - Initial Jobless Claims Average Surges To 10-Month Highs

Having surged to six-month highs, initial jobless claims dropped modestly on the week but the smoother 4-week average that is broadly used pushed to new cycle highs at 285k - the highest since March 2015 confirming The Fed's concerns over the economy. Show More Summary

Here come initial jobless claims ...

The latest weekly release on initial jobless claims will be out at 8:30 a.m. ET. Economists estimate that first-time filings for unemployment insurance totaled 281,000 last week, down from 293,000. After the spike by 10,000 last week,...Show More Summary

Economic Statistics for 21 Jan 16

The Philadelphia Fed Survey gained back some of it’s negative ground in January, rising from -5.9 to -3.5. Initial weekly jobless claims rose 10,000 to 293,000. The 4-week average rose 14,250 to 285,000. Continuing claims fell 56,000 to 2.228 million. The Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index fell -0.4 points to 44.0 in the latest week. The Fed’s balance sheet […]

Initial Jobless Claims Surge To 6-Month Highs

The last 4 months have seen a notable change in the jobless claims regime. After ratcheting lower week after week for 5 years, initial jobless claims have risen from 42 year lows at 243k in October to 293k today. The first time we reached these levels was July 2014 and claims are rising at the fastest rate since the financial crisis. Show More Summary

Here come initial jobless claims ...

The latest weekly data on initial jobless claims is due at 8:30 a.m. ET. Economists estimate that claims totaled 278,000 last week, down from 284,000 in the prior period. It's the same week in which the survey for the January jobs report...Show More Summary

Economic Statistics for 14 Jan 16

Import/export prices continued to sink in December, with prices for exports down -1.1% and imports down -1.2%. On a year-over-year basis, import prices have fallen -8.2% and export prices are down -6.5%. Initial weekly jobless claims rose 7,000 to 284,000. The 4-week average rose 3,000 to 278,750. Continuing claims rose 29,000 to 2.263 million. The Bloomberg Consumer […]

US jobless claims unexpectedly rose last week

The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits unexpectedly rose last week. Despite that climb, levels still remain within “healthy economic” levels according to analysts. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 7,000 to a seasonally adjusted 284,000 for the week ended January 9, the Labor Department said. Show More Summary

U.S. jobless claims rise; labor market still healthy

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits unexpectedly rose last week, but remained below levels associated with a healthy labor market. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 7,000 to a seasonally adjusted 284,000 for the week ended Jan. Show More Summary

Continuing Jobless Claims Surge Most Since 2009 As Initial Claims Hit 6-Month Highs

Something has changed! After years of consistent down-trend in initial jobless claims, the regime has change since mid-October to an uptrend. This past week saw claims rise 7k to 284k leaving the less-noisy 4-week average at 279k - its highest since early July 2015. Show More Summary

Here come initial jobless claims ...

It's Thursday, and so at 8:30 a.m. ET, we'll get the latest weekly initial jobless claims. Economists estimate that the number of first-time claims made for unemployment benefits totaled 275,000 last week, according to Bloomberg. That...Show More Summary

Initial Jobless Claims Regime Shifts - Average Jumps To 6-Month Highs

The much-watched four-week average of initial jobless claims rose to 277k, accelerating to the highest levels since early July 2015. This "trend shift" began as rate-hike odds increased in October... just as we saw the trend shift after QE3 ended... Continuing claims rose once again hovering at its highest in 4 months.

Here come initial claims ... (DIA, SPX, SPY, QQQ, TLT, IWM)

The weekly report on initial jobless claims is set for release at the bottom of the hour. Expectations are for the report to show claims fell to 275,000, down from the prior week's 287,000 which was one of the highest readings in months. This...Show More Summary

Jobless claims rise sharply during holiday week

Unemployment claims rose sharply last week, signaling a potential slowdown in the job market or a temporary slowdown caused by holiday factors. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits rose 20,000 to a seasonally adjusted 287,000 for the week ended December 26, the U.S. Show More Summary

Economic Statistics for 31 Dec 15

The Chicago PMI plunged -5.8 points to a recessionary 42.9. I suspect the national PMI will be significantly better, though. Initial weekly jobless claims jumped 20,000 to 287,000. The 4-week average rose 4,500 to 277,000. Continuing claims rose 3,000 to 2.198 million. The Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index rose 1.4 points to 43.6 in the latest week. The Fed’s […]

Expect a Huge Jump in Layoffs in 2016; Eye on Initial Unemployment Claims: Have they Bottomed?

I have a watchful eye on initial unemployment claims. They have been trending higher (unexpectedly of course) since mid-October.Initial Claims 2015Econoday economists were surprised by the jump. Initial jobless claims unexpectedly jumped 20,000 to 287,000 in the December 26 holiday week, the highest level since the July 4 holiday week. Show More Summary

Bah Humbug - Initial Jobless Claims Surge Most In 10 Months In Pre-Christmas Week

Year-over-year, initial jobless claims are unchanged as the week-ending with Christmas Day saw a Scorrge-like 20,000 surge in initial claims. This is the largest weekly rise since February with 2015 ending with the highest initial claims print in 5 months. Err. Janet we have a problem.

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