Thursday, September 21, 2017

Huge Drop In First Time Claims! The Political Page, T+244 -- September 21, 2017

Jobs: first time unemployment claims --
  • prior: 284K (a 14K drop from the previous report)
  • forecast today: 303K (range: 274K to 325K)
  • forecast today: at 304K, that would be a 20K jump
  • first time unemployment claims surged by 62,000 after Hurricane Harvey, up to 298,000, a five-year high
  • prior revised: 282K (a 16K drop from the previous report)
  • actual: 259K (a drop of 23,000)) -- huge 

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