Jobless Claims Decline To 343k

The Department of Labor reports that initial jobless claims fell last week to 343k, a 29k drop from the previous week’s revised figure of 372k. This marks the 4th consecutive week of falling jobless claims, all of which have been fairly substantial.

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The insured unemployment rate last week was 2.5%, unchanged from the week prior.

Insured Unemployment Rate1 650x433 Jobless Claims Decline To 343k

The number of Americans receiving unemployment insurance last week was 3.198m, a 23k reduction from the prior week’s revised figure of 3.221m.

Unemployment Insurance Recipients1 650x433 Jobless Claims Decline To 343k

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