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Friday, December 31, 2010

Weekly Initial Unemployment Claims

This weeks Initial claims showed a big improvement in the number of people claiming unemployment.  Initial claims are the number of people filing for unemployment insurance for the first time in the prior week.   The forecast called for 416k initial claims, but the actual headline number was 388k.  

The delta in revisions are staying around the 2/3k area, which is a good sign they are stabilizing.

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