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Weekly Initial Unemployment Claims decreased to 210,000

The DOL reported:

In the week ending October 5, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 210,000, a decrease of 10,000 from the previous week’s revised level. The previous week’s level was revised up by 1,000 from 219,000 to 220,000. The 4-week moving average was 213,750, an increase of 1,000 from the previous week’s revised average. The previous week’s average was revised up by 250 from 212,500 to 212,750.
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The previous week was revised up.

The following graph shows the 4-week moving average of weekly claims since 1971.

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