Weekly Initial Unemployment Claims Increase to 251,000


by Calculated Risk on 7/21/2022 08:34:00 AM

The DOL reported:

In the week ending July 16, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 251,000, an increase of 7,000
from the previous week’s unrevised level of 244,000. The 4-week moving average was 240,500, an increase of 4,500
from the previous week’s revised average. The previous week’s average was revised up by 250 from 235,750 to 236,000.
emphasis added

The following graph shows the 4-week moving average of weekly claims since 1971.

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The dashed line on the graph is the current 4-week average. The four-week average of weekly unemployment claims increased to 240,500.

The previous week was unrevised.

Weekly claims were higher than the consensus forecast.


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