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Thursday: Unemployment Claims


• At 8:30 AM ET, The initial weekly unemployment claims report will be released. The consensus is for a decrease to 200 thousand from 202 thousand last week.

On COVID (focus on hospitalizations and deaths):

COVID Metrics  NowWeek
AgoGoal Percent fully Vaccinated65.6%—≥70.0%1 Fully Vaccinated (millions)218.0—≥2321 New Cases per Day3🚩26,84524,809≤5,0002 Hospitalized310,50512,729≤3,0002 Deaths per Day3533642≤502 1 Minimum to achieve “herd immunity” (estimated between 70% and 85%).
2my goals to stop daily posts,
37-day average for Cases, Currently Hospitalized, and Deaths
🚩 Increasing 7-day average week-over-week for Cases, Hospitalized, and Deaths
✅ Goal met.
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This graph shows the daily (columns) and 7-day average (line) of deaths reported.

Hospitalizations and deaths are declining.

Average daily deaths are the lowest since early August 2021.

Weekly Initial Unemployment Claims Decrease to 166,000

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