The DOL reported:
In the week ending October 29, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 217,000, a decrease of 1,000 from the previous week’s revised level. The previous week’s level was revised up by 1,000 from 217,000 to 218,000. The 4-week moving average was 218,750, a decrease of 500 from the previous week’s revised average. The previous week’s average was revised up by 250 from 219,000 to 219,250.
emphasis addedThe 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 decreased to 218,750.
The previous week was revised up.
Weekly claims were lower than the consensus forecast.