US Jobless Claims At 5 Week High


The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits increased by 20 thousand to 245 thousand in the week ended December 16th, from the previous week's unrevised level of 225 thousand, more than market market expectations of 239 thousand. It was the biggest number in 5 weeks.

Claims taking procedures continue to be disrupted in the Virgin Islands. The claims taking process in Puerto Rico has still not returned to normal.

The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 1.4 percent for the week ending December 9, an increase of 0.1 percentage point from the previous week's unrevised rate.

The advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment during the week ending December 9 was 1,932,000, an increase of 43,000 from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised up 3,000 from 1,886,000 to 1,889,000. The 4-week moving average was 1,923,000, an increase of 4,250 from the previous week's revised average. The previous week's average was revised up by 250 from 1,918,500 to 1,918,750. 

US Jobless Claims At 5 Week High


Anna | anna@tradingeconomics.com
12/21/2017 1:38:58 PM