US – Initial Claims
07/12/2018 09:49 am MYT
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The seasonally adjusted initial claims for the week ending 1 Dec 2018 were 231,000, down 4,000 from the previous week. The 4-week moving average increased 4,250 from the previous week to 228,000 – see figure 1. Continuing jobless claims for the week ending 24 Nov 2018 registered a seasonally adjusted 1.631 mln, down 74,000 from the previous week, while the 4-week moving average increased by 250 to 1.667 mln. Layoffs continued to veer at historically low levels despite a noticeable rise. The underlying trend remained consistent with a tight labour market.


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