US – Initial Claims
08/02/2019 10:14 am MYT
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The seasonally adjusted initial claims for the week ending 2 Feb 2019 were 234,000, down 19,000 from the previous week. The 4-week moving average increased 4,500 from the previous week to 224,750 – see figure 1. Continuing jobless claims for the week ending 26 Jan 2019 registered a seasonally adjusted 1.736 mln, down 42,000 from the previous week, while the 4-week moving average increased by 4,250 to 1.741 mln. Layoffs continued to linger around historically low levels despite a noticeable rise. The underlying trend remained consistent with a tight labour market.


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