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Jobless claims rise well above expectations

Weekly jump of 12K not expected
Trey Garrison
Jobless claims were expected to decline last week, but they rose against analyst expectations. Here's where the trouble was.
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Jobless claims tick up by 14,000 filings

4-week moving average drops to 15-year low
Brena Swanson
Although jobless claims edged higher to 281,000, increasing by 14,000 filings, it’s the 4-week moving average that it most noteworthy since it is at the lowest level in 15 years.
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Jobless claims drop by 20,000 filings

Pulls down 4-week moving average
Jobless claims dropped by 20,000 filings, falling to 268,000 for the week ended March 28, pulling the 4-week average down an unusually steep 14,750 to 285,000.
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Jobless claims rise again in mid-March

4-week rolling average again over 300K
Trey Garrison
Jobless claims rose again, and the 4-week rolling average is over 300,000 again. This does not bode well for March.
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Jobless claims drop but still high

March not starting out strong
Trey Garrison
Jobless claims dropped, but not by near enough to give economists and analysts any sense of comfort. And there’s worry that there’s more bad news to come.
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Initial jobless claims jump dramatically

Bad omen for Friday’s employment situation report
Trey Garrison
Initial jobless claims jumped dramatically, and the 4-week rolling average is rising. This could be bad news for Friday and the economy in general.
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Jobless claims surge the most since 2013

Continuing claims the worst since 2009
Trey Garrison
Trouble ahead as jobless claims surge the week ending Feb. 21. Here's what happened.
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Jobless claims fall but spike in energy sector claims signals problems

Continuing claims rise 58K for the week
Trey Garrison
Initial jobless claims have fallen, but digging into the data the biggest spikes in jobless claims are in shale states, suffering from the falling price of oil. As Texas is the leading job creator, this trend could point to trouble ahead. Here are the details.
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Jobless claims rise above 300K on energy layoffs

Initial claims trending higher
Trey Garrison
Energy price cuts are leading to more layoffs in shale heavy states like Texas and Pennsylvania, pushing initial jobless claims back above the psychological watermark of 300,000 to 304,000, missing expectations by the most in a month.
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Initial jobless claims rise to 278,000 for last week of January

Challenger: Oil drop leads to big energy job layoffs
Trey Garrison
Initial jobless claims rose, perhaps less than expected, by 11,000. Despite the upbeat spin by some analysts, the Challenger job cut report points to trouble ahead. Here's why.
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