by Calculated Risk on 12/30/2021 08:34:00 AM
The DOL reported:
The following graph shows the 4-week moving average of weekly claims since 1971.
The dashed line on the graph is the current 4-week average. The four-week average of weekly unemployment claims increased to 206,000.
The previous week was revised up.
Regular state continued claims decreased to 1,716,000 (SA) from 1,856,000 (SA) the previous week.
Weekly claims were below the consensus forecast.