New Unemployment Insurance Claims for The Week of February 4, 2017
Earlier today, the Labor Department released its weekly report on New Jobless Insurance Claims for the week that ended on February 4, 2017:
The yellow-highlighted figure represents the number of first-time claims for unemployment benefits for the entire United States. The "predicted" figure is what economists were expecting, while the "actual" is the true or real figure.
- Last Week (unrevised): 246,000
- 4-Week Moving Average: 244,250
From today's report:
"...This is the lowest level for this average since November 3, 1973 when it was 244,000..."
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