Funny Seasonal Adjustment Skews First Time Unemployment Claims

The Labor Department reported that in the week ending November 9 the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 339,000, a decrease of 2,000 from the previous week’s revised figure of 341,000 (was 336,000).

Is the Jump In Initial Unemployment Claims Caused by Government Shutdown

Skewing of Initial Unemployment Claims Ends This Week- Here’s What To Look For by Lee Adler, Wall Street Examiner First time unemployment claims rose sharply as of October 5, as the effects of the chaos in Washington began to ripple through the economy. However, as I pointed out last week, the recent strength reflected in …