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Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Drops


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The U.S. Department of Labor Weekly Claims report was released today. The numbers were the lowest level since January 1. The nonfarm payrolls report for February will be available tomorrow.
  • Initial claims for the week ending February 26, 2022, was 215, 000.
  • 4-week moving average was 230, 500.
  • There were 756, 629 initial claims in the comparable week in 2021.
  • The total number of claims was 1,971,279.
  • There was a total of 18,593,212 weekly claims in 2021.
  • The highest insured unemployment rates were in Alaska (2.6), California (2.6), and New Jersey (2.5)
  • The largest increases in initial claims were in Michigan (+3,500), Kansas (+724), and Utah (+454).
  • The largest decreases were in Missouri (-6,949), New York (-3,037), and Ohio (-2,212).

Source: U.S. Department of Labor

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