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Trend Results : Initial Jobless Claims

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New Jobless Claims: Highest In 6 Weeks

By Doug Short: By Doug Short Here is the opening statement from the Department of Labor: In the week ending August 9, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 311,000, an increase of 21,000 from the previous week's revised level. Show More Summary

Jobless Claims Back Above 300K

After four better than expected reports in the last five weeks, initial jobless claims came in higher than expected this week, rising back above 300K. While economists were expecting a level of 295K, the actual reading came in at 311K, representing an increase of 21K from last week's revised reading of 290K. Show More Summary

US jobless claims rise to 6-week high

Initial claims for US unemployment insurance benefits rose to a six-week high last week but the overall trend continued to show a tightening labor market, government data showed Thursday. New jobless claims, a sign of the pace of layoffs,...Show More Summary

Initial Jobless Claims Jump 21,000 To Biggest Miss In 3 Months

With expectations set at multi-year cycle lows of 295k, the 311k print is a major disappointment (the biggest miss since early May) as initial jobless claims jumped 21k to the highest since June. Ithas now been 3 weeks without a new cycle low in claims - perhaps too early to call a trend change - but notably 31k off the lows in late July. Show More Summary

U.S. Jobless Claims Up, But Trend Still Points To Firming Jobs Market

WASHINGTON, (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose more than expected last week, but will probably do little to change views that the labor market was strengthening. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 21,000 to a seasonally adjusted 311,000 for the week ended Aug. Show More Summary


At 8:30 a.m. ET, we'll get the latest weekly tally of initial unemployment insurance claims. Economists estimate claims ticked up to 295,000 from 289,000 a week ago. "Claims appear to have reached a nadir at around 300k, which suggests...Show More Summary

What May Impact Mortgage Rates this week: August 11, 2014

This week’s economic calendar is on the lighter side.  Here are some of the economic indicators scheduled to be released this week: Wednesday, August 13: Retail Sales Thursday, August 14: Initial Jobless Claims Friday, August 15: Producer Price Index; Empire State Index; Consumer Sentiment Index (UoM) Mortgage rates are slightly improved compared to last week’s […]

Let's Stop And Appreciate This Level Of Jobless Claims

Let's just stop for a moment, and appreciate what's happening in the world of layoffs these days. Here's a chart of the four-week moving average of initial weekly jobless claims divided by the total employment level. There are very few job cuts these days. Show More Summary

Economic Statistics for 7 Aug 14

Weekly initial jobless claims fell 14,000 to 289,000. The 4-week average fell 3,750 to 293,500. Continuing claims fell 24,000 to 2.518 million. The Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index fell -0.1 points to 36.2. Consumer credit rose $17.3 billion in June mainly driven by the nonrevolving component, which rose $16.3 billion. The Fed’s balance sheet rose  $3.5 [...]

Stocks Slide Into The Red

Google Finance Markets have erased early gains. There isn't a whole lot of market-moving news today. Initial weekly jobless claims tumbled to 289,000 from 303,000 a week ago. This was lower than the 304,000 expected by economists. This week's report brings the 4-week moving average down to 293,500, the lowest level since February 2006. Show More Summary

Initial Claims Four-Week Average Slides To 2006 Lows

After last week's uncomfortable rebound in claims, this week calmed fears. Printing at 289k (down 14k from last week) against expectations of 304k, this dropped the four-week average of jobless claims to the lowest since February 2006. Show More Summary


The Department of Labor will weekly release initial jobless claims data at 8:30 a.m. Consensus estimate is for a reading of 304,000, up slightly from 302,000. Continuing claims are expected to hit 2,512,000, down from 2,539,000 prior. Here's what it's looked like recently: Econoday Join the conversation about this story »

Here Come Jobless Claims... (DIA, SPX, SPY, QQQ)

The Department of Labor is set to release its weekly report on initial jobless claims at 8:30 am ET. Expectations are for claims to total 300,000, up from last week's 284,000 which was the best reading since February 2006. Continuing...Show More Summary

Near 14 Year Low In Initial Jobless Claims

By Hale Stewart: By New Deal Democrat Initial jobless claims only 2000 from 14 year low, forecast unemployment under 6% shortly Initial jobless claims reported at 284,000 Thursday morning were only 2000 above the best number in the last 14 years, set for one Complete Story »

Succinct Summations of Week Events 7.25.14

Succinct Summations week ending July 25th 2014 Positives: 1. S&P 500 made a new all-time highs. 2. US Initial jobless claims came in at 284k well below the 307k expected and the lowest reading since February ‘06. 3. Existing home sales came in at 5.04M annualized, better than expected. May numbers were also revised higher....Read More

Labor Market Flashback: How Did Jobless Claims Drop to 2006 Levels?

Last week, the number of Americans filing initial applications for unemployment benefits declined by 19,000 to 284,000, the fewest since February 2006.

Economic Statistics for 24 Jul 14

The Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index rose 0.1 points to 37.6 in the latest week. Weekly initial jobless claims fell a surprising 19,000 to 284,000. The 4-week average fell 7,000 to 302,000. Continuing claims fell 8,000 to 2.500 million. The PMI Manufacturing Index Flash fell from 57.6 to 56.3 in July. June new home sales fell [...]

Weekly Initial Jobless Claims and the S&P 500

Weekly initial jobless claims fell 19k in the week ending July 18 to 284k. This represents a new cyclical low. The four-week moving average, used to smooth out this volatile series, also has fallen to new lows.

Midday open thread: Initial jobless claims hit eight-year low, botched execution #4 takes two hours

Today's comic by Ruben Bolling is Super-Fun-Pak Comix, feat. Vampire Hunter, Zombie Slayer & more! Initial claims for unemployment compensation fall to eight-year low: The Labor Department reported Thursday that seasonally adjusted initial...Show More Summary

Initial Jobless Claims Plunge to Jan 2006 Lows, Government Warns Of "Seasonal Volatility"

So much for the idea of 'slack' in the economy, initial jobless claims just plunged 19k week-over-week to 284k (vs 307k expected) - the lowest since Jan 2006 (which was the lowest print since May 2000). This is the biggest beat of expectations in over 2 years. Show More Summary

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