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Jobless Claims: Inching Higher

June 30, 2022
Bottom Line: Claims fell inched higher, pushing above 230k with upward revisions to previously reported weeks. This was the fourth consecutive week over 220k. The medium-term averages are in a slight uptrend after bottoming in March. While historically still low, the shift in trend is a big concern and bears close watching going forward. It appears the red-hot labor market is finally cooling. 
Our Nowcast model is still running a bit below the reported level of claims, suggesting we are unlikely to see a sharp spark in claims, but its trend has also turned modestly higher.
Article by Contingent Macro Advisors