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Weekly Initial Unemployment Claims Decrease to 239,000


The DOL reported:

In the week ending June 24, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 239,000, a decrease of 26,000
from the previous week’s revised level. The previous week’s level was revised up by 1,000 from 264,000 to 265,000. The
4-week moving average was 257,500, an increase of 1,500 from the previous week’s revised average. This is the highest
level for this average since November 13, 2021 when it was 260,000. The previous week’s average was revised up by
250 from 255,750 to 256,000.
emphasis addedThe following graph shows the 4-week moving average of weekly claims since 1971.

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The dashed line on the graph is the current 4-week average. The four-week average of weekly unemployment claims increased to 257,500.

The previous week was revised up.

Weekly claims were lower than the consensus forecast.

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