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August 8, 2010
Graph of the Day for August 8, 2010
"Jobless Claims in U.S. Unexpectedly Climb to Three-Month High." Bloomberg headline, August 5, 2010.
"Food stamp use hit record 40.8m in May." Bloomberg News headline, August 5, 2010.
"The Recovery Summer of 2010." Headline of the Democratic Party of Georgia.
Data source: St. Louis Fed/FRED, ICSA series.
Hoven's Index for August 8, 2010
Trends (linear regression slope) of seasonally adjusted initial jobless claims:
Last 25 weeks (since Feb. 6, 2010): up 116 per week
Last 12 weeks: up 269/wk
Last 6 weeks: up 1,429/wk
Last 4 weeks: up 7,500/wk
Last week: up 19,000/wk
Data source: St. Louis Fed/FRED, ICSA series. (Linear regression using "Slope" function of Excel.)
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