US economic strength continues as yields begin to climb

Today's daily post will feature a number of articles on topics I think should be on your radar screen, with a few thoughts from me on each article. And I want to lead with the Department of Labor's 8:30am jobless claims release.

1 - Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims

"In the week ending September 15, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 201,000, a decrease of 3,000 from the previous week's unrevised level of 204,000. This is the lowest level for initial claims since November 15, 1969 when it was 197,000. The 4-week moving average was 205,750, a decrease of 2,250 from the previous week's unrevised average of 208,000. This is the lowest level for this average since December 6, 1969 when it was 204,500."

My take: Jobless claims continue to paint a picture of an ...


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