January 5, 2017 / 2:21 PM / 2 years ago

TABLE -U.S. jobless claims fall in latest week

Jan 5 (Reuters) - U.S. Labor Department report of initial state jobless
benefit claims, seasonally adjusted.

Insured
Unemployment
    
  Week Ended   Initial Claims  4-Week Avg. Continued Claims   rate (pct) 
    12/31/16       235,000       256,750       N/A             N/A
    12/24/16       263,000-R     262,500-R     2,112,000       1.5
    12/17/16       275,000       263,750       2,096,000-R     1.5 
    12/10/16       254,000       257,750       2,039,000       1.5
    12/03/16       258,000       252,500       2,021,000       1.5
    11/26/16       268,000       251,500       2,007,000       1.5
    11/19/16       251,000       251,000       2,084,000       1.5
    11/12/16       233,000       253,000       2,043,000       1.5
    

    REVISIONS:
    Initial claims: Dec. 24 from 265,000
    Four-week average: Dec. 24 from 263,000
    Continued Claims: Dec. 17 from 2,102,000
     
    
    Reuters survey of U.S. economists' forecast:
    U.S. Initial Jobless Claims: 260,000
    
    NOTES:
    UNADJUSTED INITIAL JOBLESS CLAIMS ROSE TO 348,039 DEC 31 WEEK FROM 338,048 PRIOR WEEK
    UNADJUSTED CONTINUED CLAIMS ROSE TO 2,249,628 DEC 24 WEEK FROM 2,102,275 PRIOR WEEK
    N/A - not available
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