Unemployment Claims Recovering from Superstorm Sandy

Initial Unemployment Claims Rapidly Coming Back To Trend, Post Superstorm Sandy by Lee Adler, Wall Street Examiner The Labor Department reported that seasonally adjusted (SA) first time claims for unemployment fell by 41,000 to 410,000 from a revised 451,000 (was 439,000) in the advance report for the week ended November 17, 2012. The number was …

Initial Claims’ Storm Surge

Sandy Has Extraordinary Impact on Initial Unemployment Claims by Lee Adler, The Wall Street Examiner The Labor Department reported that seasonally adjusted (SA) first time claims for unemployment rose by 78,000 to 439,000 from a revised 361,000 (was 355,000) in the advance report for the week ended November 10, 2012. The number was far worse …

Stocks Extended Relative to Declining Jobless Claims

Year To Year Drop In Jobless Claims Stays On Track at 7.4% But Stocks Are Still Extended In Relation by Lee Adler, The Wall Street Examiner The Labor Department reported that seasonally adjusted (SA) first time claims for unemployment fell by 9,000 to 363,000 from a revised 372,000 (previously 369,000) in the advance report for …

Initial Unemployment Claims Back to Trend

Initial Unemployment Claims Get Back to Trend With 8.2% Year-to-Year Decline by Lee Adler, The Wall Street Examiner The Labor Department reported that seasonally adjusted (SA) first time claims for unemployment fell by 23,000 to 369,000 from a revised 392,000 (previously 388,000) in the advance report for the week ended October 20, 2012. The consensus …

Initial Unemployment Claims: More Seasonal Adjustment Distortions

Beware The Initial Claims Data – It Might be A Statistical Mirage by Lee Adler, The Wall Street Examiner The Labor Department reported that seasonally adjusted (SA) first time claims for unemployment rose by 46,000 to 388,000 from a revised 342,000 (previously 339,000) in the advance report for the week ended October 13, 2012. The consensus …