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Weekly Initial Unemployment Claims increased to 232,000


The DOL reported:

In the week ending May 27, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 232,000, an increase of 2,000
from the previous week’s revised level. The previous week’s level was revised up by 1,000 from 229,000 to 230,000. The
4-week moving average was 229,500, a decrease of 2,500 from the previous week’s revised average. The previous week’s
average was revised up by 250 from 231,750 to 232,000.
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 was decreased to 229,500.

The previous week was revised up.

Weekly claims were below the consensus forecast.

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