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Weekly Initial Unemployment Claims Decrease to 184,000

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by Calculated Risk on 4/21/2022 08:34:00 AM

The DOL reported:

In the week ending April 16, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 184,000, a decrease of 2,000
from the previous week’s revised level. The previous week’s level was revised up by 1,000 from 185,000 to 186,000. The
4-week moving average was 177,250, an increase of 4,500 from the previous week’s revised average. The previous
week’s average was revised up by 500 from 172,250 to 172,750.

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The following graph shows the 4-week moving average of weekly claims since 1971.

Click on graph for larger image.

The dashed line on the graph is the current 4-week average. The four-week average of weekly unemployment claims increased to 177,250.

The previous week was revised up.

Weekly claims were close to the consensus forecast.

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