Data Round-Up: UI Claims Very Healthy; Budget Deal to Spike Up Federal Deficit

posted by Michael Lewis on February 08, 2018

Found in US, categorized in Growth Outlook and Business Cycle

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In the latest week, Initial UI claims held fell -9K to 221K, another new low for the cycle (and the lowest since February 1975, when payroll employment was almost half the current level, 76 mm jobs vs. the current 148 mm).


FMI’s review of today’s Weekly UI Claims & Rail Traffic results.

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