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Weekly Initial Unemployment Claims decrease to 205,000

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The DOL reported:
In the week ending January 7, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 205,000, a decrease of 1,000 from the previous week’s revised level. The previous week’s level was revised up by 2,000 from 204,000 to 206,000. The 4-week moving average was 212,500, a decrease of 1,750 from the previous week’s revised average. The previous week’s average was revised up by 500 from 213,750 to 214,250.
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 212,500.

The previous week was revised up.

Weekly claims were below the consensus forecast.

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