The Number Of Americans Filing For First-Time Jobless Benefits Hits Highest Since Oct 2021

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by Tyler Durden
Thursday, Jun 22, 2023 - 12:36 PM

264,000 Americans filed for jobless benefits for the first time last week - the highest number since October 2021...

Source: Bloomberg

California, New Jersey, and Connecticut saw the largest jump in initial claims as perhaps the tech layoffs are starting to register (as severance packages run dry)...

Continuing claims - interestingly - drift lower (from 1.772mm to 1.759mm last week)...

Source: Bloomberg

Certainly nothing here to prompt The Fed to 'told you so' on the pause (but then again, the continuing claims are a week lagged).