by Calculated Risk on 3/24/2022 08:34:00 AM
The DOL reported:
28,000 from the previous week’s revised level. This is the lowest level for initial claims since September 6, 1969 when it
was 182,000. The previous week’s level was revised up by 1,000 from 214,000 to 215,000. The 4-week moving average
was 211,750, a decrease of 11,500 from the previous week’s revised average. The previous week’s average was revised
up by 250 from 223,000 to 223,250.
The following graph shows the 4-week moving average of weekly claims since 1971.
The dashed line on the graph is the current 4-week average. The four-week average of weekly unemployment claims decreased to 211,750.
The previous week was revised up.
Weekly claims were lower than the consensus forecast.