Jobless Claims Climb 7,000 to 325,000

Vadum, Matthew
January 2005
Bond Buyer;1/28/2005, Vol. 351 Issue 32059, p2
Trade Publication
The article reports that according to data released by U.S. Labor Department applications for state unemployment rose by 7,000 to 325,000 in the week ended January 22, 2004. The applications figure was identical to the 325,000 claims predicted by IFR BondData Americas' poll of economists, and was up from the previous week's revised figure of 318,000. The four-week moving average typically seen as a better gauge of unemployment was 341,750, an increase of 1,000 from the previous week's revised average of 340.750.


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