Initial Jobless Claims: 439k vs 440k Estimate (But Prior Claims Revised Higher)

Unemployment

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A 1000 claim difference is what separates this morning’s jobless claims number and the analyst consensus. Continuing claims rose 4.662 million vs a 4.618 estimate. Prior initial claims were actually revised higher from 442,000 to 445,000.

The 4 week average for claims at 447K v 442.0K prior (lowest four week avg since Sept 2008).

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