Brocker.Org: Here come initial jobless claims…

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Mervin
Sealy from Hickory, North Carolina, takes part in a protest rally
outside the Capitol Building in Washington, October 5, 2011.
Demonstrators were demanding that Congress create jobs, not make
budget cuts during the protest.

Reuters/Jason Reed

The latest reading on initial jobless claims will be out at 8:30
a.m. ET.

Economists forecast that claims ticked up to 252,000 last week,
according to the Bloomberg consensus.

Claims climbed by 10,000 to 247,000
the prior Thursday
, below economists’ expectations of an
increase to 255,000.

As of last week, claims have been below 300,000 for 97 straight
weeks.

Refresh this page for updates at 8:30 a.m. ET.

 

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