Dollars and Jens
Thursday, December 03, 2009
Initial Claims of Unemployment
Today's number came in at 457,000. If my rubric is to be taken seriously, job losses have significantly slowed down in the past few weeks, and the prediction for next week is lowered to 430,000, and possibly 410,000–420,000 if we take the recent trend seriously.

If my rubric isn't to be taken seriously, you should probably just look at the seasonally adjusted data:


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