by Bill McBride on three/21/2019 08:33:00 AM

The DOL reported:

In the week ending March 16, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 221,00, a lower of 9,00 from the preceding week’s revised level. The preceding week’s level was revised up by 1,00 from 229,00 to 230,00. The four-week moving typical was 225,00, an boost of 1,00 from the preceding week’s revised typical. The preceding week’s typical was revised up by 250 from 223,750 to 224,00.
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The preceding week was revised up.

The following graph shows the four-week moving typical of weekly claims given that 1971.

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The dashed line on the graph is the present four-week typical. The 4-week typical of weekly unemployment claims elevated to 225,00.

This was slightly under to the consensus forecast.