2017 Economic Calendar
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Jobless Claims  
Released On 10/12/2017 8:30:00 AM For wk10/7, 2017
ConsensusConsensus RangeActual
New Claims - Level252 K250 K to 275 K243 K
4-week Moving Average - Level257.50 K
New Claims - Change-15 K
Definition
New unemployment claims are compiled weekly to show the number of individuals who filed for unemployment insurance for the first time. An increasing (decreasing) trend suggests a deteriorating (improving) labor market. The four-week moving average of new claims smooths out weekly volatility.  Why Investors Care