2018 Economic Calendar
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Jobless Claims  
Released On 10/11/2018 8:30:00 AM For wk10/6, 2018
ConsensusConsensus RangeActual
New Claims - Level207 K200 K to 210 K214 K
4-week Moving Average - Level209.50 K
New Claims - Change7 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