Jobless Claims Rise 9,000 to 312,000

Sanchez, Humberta
February 2005
Bond Buyer;2/25/2005, Vol. 351 Issue 32078, p2
Trade Publication
This article reports that according to data released by the Labor Department, first-time applications for state unemployment rose by 9,000 to 312,000 in the week ended February 19, 2005. The four-week moving average— typically seen as a better gauge of unemployment— was 308,750, a decrease of 3,250 from the previous week's revised average of 312,000, previously reported as 311,750. The last time the four-week moving average was this low was November 4, 2000, when it was 308,500.


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