- by New Deal democrat
It took a little while for FRED to post this data today, but with that reason for a delay . . .
Initial jobless claims started off 2023 where they left off in 2022, with another good print. Initial claims declined -1,000 to 205,000, while the more important 4 week average declined -1,750 to 212,500. Continuing claims also declined, down -63,000 to 1.634 million: