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By: Alex Carrick on July 22nd, 2021

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1,000-Word Chart: U.S. Initial Jobless Claims - as of July 17, 2021

Economic News

Due to its complexity, much of the subject matter concerning the economy requires detailed editorial commentary, often supported by relevant tables and graphs.

At the same time, though, there are many topics (e.g., relating to demographics, housing starts, etc.) that cry out for compelling ‘shorthand’ visualizations.

Whichever path is followed, the point of the journey, almost always, is to reach a bottom line or two.

To provide additional value, ConstructConnect is now pleased to offer an ongoing series of 1,000-word charts.

These will help readers sort out the ‘big picture’ more clearly.

This 1,000-word chart looks at U.S. initial jobless claims as of July 17, 2021.

U.S. Initial Jobs Claims Weekly ‒ as of July 17, 2021
Moving in Wrong Direction: Week ending July 17, 2021 = 419,000 (+51,000 vs previous week's 368,000)
Data source: Department of Labor & Census Bureau.
Chart: ConstructConnect.

About Alex Carrick

Alex Carrick is Chief Economist for ConstructConnect. He has delivered presentations throughout North America on the U.S., Canadian and world construction outlooks. Mr. Carrick has been with the company since 1985.