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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Weekly Initial Unemployment Claims

The Initial Unemployment Claims for the prior week was released this morning.  Initial Claims are a measure of persons who filed for unemployment for the first time in the prior week and is considered a lagging indicator, but shows the overall health of the economy.  The forecasted number for last week was 453k and the actual headline number came in at 434k, which is an improvement over the week prior to this weeks.  The week priors report of 452 was revised to 455 which brings in the delta on revisions.
Initial Unemployment Claims

Initial Claims Revision Delta

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