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Succinct Summation of Week’s Events 4.29.16

Succinct Summation of Week’s Events for the week ending April 29, 2016: Positives: 1) Initial jobless claims totaled 257k, 2k less than expected and off last week’s 248k which was the lowest since 1973. The 4 week average moves downShow More Summary

Why 'Good' Jobs Matter (In 1 Recovery-Crushing Chart)

Initial jobless claims continue to hover at 43 year lows, suggesting that everything is awesome in America - just ask President Obama. So why is US GDP not growing at 3.0%-plus as the 'models' would suggest? Simple - because job 'quality'...Show More Summary

Here come initial jobless claims...

The latest data on initial jobless claims will be out at 8:30 a.m. ET. Economists expect that claims rose slightly to 259,000, according to Bloomberg. Last week claims unexpectedly fell to 247,000, reaching the lowest level since November...Show More Summary

Succinct Summation of Week’s Events April 22nd 2016

Succinct Summations for the week ending April 22nd 2016: Positives: 1. Initial jobless claims fell to 247k — the lowest level since 1973! The 4-week average is down to 260.5k. Continuing claims fell to the lowest since 2000. 2. Existing...Show More Summary

Initial jobless claims are at their lowest level since 1973

Initial jobless claims unexpectedly fell to 247,000. That's a decrease of 6,000 from the previous week's unrevised level of 253,000. This is the lowest level for claims since November 24, 1973. Economists were expecting claims to rise...Show More Summary

Succinct Summation of Week’s Events 4.15.16

Succinct Summations for the week ending April 15th 2016 Positives: Initial jobless claims came in at 253k, down from 267k previously. S. and global stocks finished the week higher. CPI rose 0.1% m/o/m and 0.9% y/o/y. Core inflation rose 0.1% m/o/m. Show More Summary

Economic Statistics for 14 Apr 16

Consumer prices rose 0.1% in March, both at the headline and core rate. On a year-over-year basis, the CPI is up 0.9% overall, and 2.2% less food and energy. Initial weekly jobless claims fell 13,000 to 253,000. The 4-week average fell 1,500 to 265,000. Continuing claims fell 18,000 to 2.171 million. The Bloomberg Consumer Comfort […]

Initial jobless claims fall to the lowest level since 1973

Initial jobless claims unexpectedly fell to 253,000. Economists were expecting claims to rise slightly to 270,000, according to Bloomberg. The previous week's data was revised down to 266,000. The 4-week moving average was 265,000, a...Show More Summary

Economic Statistics for 7 Apr 16

Chain stores that reported sales today are reporting weaker sales for March than February. Initial weekly jobless claims fell 9,000 to 267,000. The 4-week average rose 3,500 to 266,750. Continuing claims rose 19,000 to 2.191 million. The Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index fell -0.2 points to 42.6 in the latest week. The Fed’s balance sheet rose $1.2 billion […]

US jobless claims fall even as economic growth slows

The number of Americans who filed for unemployment benefits fell more than expected last week. Initial state unemployment claims benefits were down 9,000 to a seasonally adjusted 267,000 for the week ended April 2. Economists had predicted that jobless claims would fall to 270,000 last week. Show More Summary

U.S. jobless claims fall despite anemic economic growth

By Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits fell more than expected last week, suggesting the labor market continued to strengthen despite tepid economic growth. Initial claims for...Show More Summary

Jobless Claims Decline From Two Month High

Following three consecutive weeks of increases in initial jobless claims, which pushed the series to its highest level since the start of February, according to the BLS the last week saw a 9K decline in the number of claimants which dropped from 276K to 267K. Show More Summary

Here come initial jobless claims ...

The weekly release of initial jobless claims data is due at 8:30 a.m. ET. Economists estimate that claims fell to 270,000 last week from 276,000 in the prior period, according to Bloomberg. " In our view, an increase in claims to around...Show More Summary

Economic Statistics for 31 Mar-1 Apr 16

31 Mar The Gallup Good Jobs (GGJ) rate was 44.4 percent in March.  Challenger reports that the number of layoff announcements fell to 48,207 in March. The Chicago PMI rose from 47.6 to 53.6 in March. Initial weekly jobless claims rose 11,000 to 276,000. The 4-week average rose 3,500 to 263,250. Continuing claims fell -7,000 […]

Jobless Claims Surge Most In 2 Years As Challenger Warns Of "Significant" Jump In Retail, Computer Layoffs

With both ISM Manufacturing and Services employment indices collapsing, endless headlines of layoffs, Challenger-Grey noting Q1 as the worst since 2009, and NFIB small business hiring weak, it is no surprise that initial jobless claims is finally waking up. Show More Summary

U.S. jobless claims unexpectedly rise; labor market still strong

WASHINGTON, (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits unexpectedly rose last week, but remained below a level associated with a strong labor market. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 11,000 to a seasonally adjusted 276,000 for the week ended March 26, the Labor Department said on Thursday. Show More Summary

Here come initial jobless claims ...

The weekly data on initial jobless claims are set for release at 8:30 a.m. ET. Economists forecast that the number of first-time filings for unemployment insurance was 265,000 last week, according to Bloomberg. As claims remain at historic...Show More Summary

The labor market just did something that hadn't happened since the 1970s

Thursday's initial jobless claims came in stronger than expected, with 265,000 claims versus expectations of 269,000. But the truly historic part of the report actually came three weeks ago. " Today's release also includes revisionsShow More Summary

The Initial Jobless Claims Mystery Continues

Still hovering near 43 year lows, initial jobless claims printed a better than expected 265k against expectations of 269k. Continuing claims also dropped from 2.218m to 2.179m - also back near 43 year lows. So, the mystery is - why is the ISM's composite manufacturing and services employment index collapsing to 6 year lows? hhmm?

Initial jobless claims rise less than expected

Initial jobless claims rose less than expected. Claims rose to 265,000, below economists' expectations of 268,000, according to Bloomberg. The four-week moving average was 268,000, an increase of 750 from the previous week's revisedShow More Summary

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