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Continuing jobless claims fall below 2 million

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- by New Deal democratThe star of the show this week was continuing claims, which finally declined below 2,000,000, as they recorded a new pandemic low of 1,956,000: Since 1974, only two weeks in the late 1980s, and the last 3 years of the last expansion were below this number:Meanwhile, Initial claims as expected had a post-Thanksgiving seasonal-distortions-driven rebound of 28,000 to 222,000. The 4 week average declined -12,250 to 238,750, the lowest since 1973 except for late 2017 through February 2020:There simply is no getting around that we are in a labor market Boom at this point. The only thing holding back a full recovery in employment to its pre-COVID level is the continued pandemic itself.

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 - by New Deal democrat


The star of the show this week was continuing claims, which finally declined below 2,000,000, as they recorded a new pandemic low of 1,956,000: 


Continuing jobless claims fall below 2 million

Since 1974, only two weeks in the late 1980s, and the last 3 years of the last expansion were below this number:

Continuing jobless claims fall below 2 million

Meanwhile, Initial claims as expected had a post-Thanksgiving seasonal-distortions-driven rebound of 28,000 to 222,000. The 4 week average declined -12,250 to 238,750, the lowest since 1973 except for late 2017 through February 2020:

Continuing jobless claims fall below 2 million

There simply is no getting around that we are in a labor market Boom at this point. The only thing holding back a full recovery in employment to its pre-COVID level is the continued pandemic itself. 

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