Chart of the day: jobless claims


At 8:30 EDT this morning, the Labor department released its jobless claims numbers. The numbers are not appreciably different than a week ago. But they are largely consistent with recession: 384,000 jobless claims and 3,139,000 continuing claims.

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Year-on-year changes:

  • 4-week Average jobless claims: +62,250 (at 378,250 claims)
  • 4-week Average continuing claims: +592,500 (at 3,103,250 claims)

Below are the charts for the last year of jobless claims and continuing claims.

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