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Housing to help drive employment and economy in 2015

2014 posts fewest job cuts since 1997
Brena Swanson
The improvement in the nation’s employment situation is expected to keep pace in 2015. And one of the biggest factors to drive this growth: Housing.
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Jobless claims increase by 17,000 filings

4-week average down from last month
Brena Swanson
In the latest jobs report, jobless claims increased by 17,000 filings from the previous week’s revised level.
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Initial jobless claims decline slightly for the week

4-week rolling average ticks down marginally
Trey Garrison
Jobless claims declined slightly, with some of it being seasonal employment in time for the holiday season. Here are the details.
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Jobless claims trending higher despite minor decline

Critical 4-week rolling average up
Trey Garrison
Despite a slight decline for the week, the long-term trends revealed in this week's unemployment claims data point to a labor market that is not improving.
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Jobless claims jump 21K in one week

4-week rolling average also climbs
Trey Garrison
Right when you'd think holiday hiring would be picking up, jobless claims rise 21,000 in one week. This does not bode well.
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Initial jobless claims fall 2K to 291,000 for week

Four-week rolling average up 1.75K
Trey Garrison
The four-week moving average was 2,369,000, a decrease of 6,250 from the previous week's revised average. This is the lowest level for this average since Jan. 13, 2001 when it was 2,360,500. The previous week's average was revised up by 2,750 from 2,372,500 to 2,375,250.
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Jobless claims reverse course

Increase by 12,000 filings
Brena Swanson
Jobless claims reversed course and posted a marginal increase for the week ended Nov. 8, recording an increase of 12,000 from the previous week’s unrevised level of 278,000.
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Jobless claims continue to drop

4-week moving average hits 14-year low
Brena Swanson
Initial jobless claims dipped to 278,000 filings, falling by 10,000 from the previous week’s revised level. This is the seventh decline in eight weeks for the average.
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Jobless claims tick up by 3,000 filings

Still remains at historic lows
Brena Swanson
Although initial jobless claims ticked up by 3,000 filings to 287,000 for the week ended Oct. 25, levels still remain at historic lows.
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Jobless claims hit 14-year low

Continue steady decline
Brena Swanson
Jobless claims for the week ended Oct. 11 printed at 264,000, a drop of 23,000 from the previous week’s revised level of 287,000. This is the lowest level for initial claims since April 15, 2000.
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