Latest BLS New Claims data:
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED DATA
In the week ending Nov. 27, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 436,000, an increase of 26,000 from the previous week’s revised figure of 410,000. The 4-week moving average was 431,000, a decrease of 5,750 from the previous week’s revised average of 436,750.
The advance number of actual initial claims under state programs, unadjusted, totaled 410,617 in the week ending Nov. 27, a decrease of 54,196 from the previous week. There were 457,669 initial claims in the comparable week in 2009.
Both number sets at >400,000 are still well above a normal economy range of 300-325K. New monthly unemployment numbers are due out tomorrow morning, Friday December 3, 2010 .