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Initial Claims
Briefing.com Updated 15-Nov-18 10:00AM ET

Initial claims for the week ending November 10 increased by 2,000 to 216,000 (Briefing.com consensus 214,000).

Continuing claims for the week ending November 3 increased by 46,00 to 1.676 million.

The four-week moving average for initial claims increased by 1,500 to 215,250.

The four-week moving average for continuing claims increased by 8,750 to 1,643,750.

Initial claims have held below 300,000 for 193 straight weeks.

The key takeaway from the report is that the weekly increases did very little to alter trends in the four-week moving average for both series, which remain near historic lows and indicative of a tight labor market.
 
Nov 10Nov 3Oct 27Oct 20Oct 13
Initial Claims216K214K215K216K210K
4-Wk Moving Avg215K214K214K212K212K
Continued Benefits1676K1630K1631K1638K
4-Wk Moving Avg1644K1635K1641K1647K