US Loses Another 2.4M Jobs; Over 38M Claims in Just 9 Weeks

This morning the Department of Labor released initial jobless claims for the week ended May 16, the advance figure came in at 2.4M, a decrease of 249k from the previous week’s revised level. It’s interesting to note the previous week’s level was revised down by 294k from 3.0M to 2.7M representing the largest relative adjustment since the pandemic began.

Source: Department of Labor

It’s also interesting to note that the insured unemployment rate continues to climb reaching 17.8% based on the seasonally adjusted number.

Source: Department of Labor

In case you’re keeping tabs, we now have seen the largest unemployment rate since the great depression.

Source: St Louis Fed

At the time of publishing the Dow Jones Index is down 0.43% to 24,413.

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