by Calculated Risk on 3/17/2022 08:33:00 AM
The DOL reported:
15,000 from the previous week’s revised level. The previous week’s level was revised up by 2,000 from 227,000 to
229,000. The 4-week moving average was 223,000, a decrease of 8,750 from the previous week’s revised average. The
previous week’s average was revised up by 500 from 231,250 to 231,750.
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 223,000.
The previous week was revised up.
Weekly claims were lower than the consensus forecast.