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Initial Claims Remain Low

Initial claims for regular state unemployment insurance rose by 3,000 for the week ending October 22nd, coming in at 217,000. The previous week’s 214,000 was unrevised (see first chart). Claims have risen for four of the last 11 weeks. When measured as a percentage of nonfarm payrolls, claims came in at 0.136 percent for September,…