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Unemployment Claims dropped by more than expected

Miguel A. Rodriguez
Miguel A. Rodriguez
03 March 2022
The figures reached the lowest level since the beginning of 2022

The latest unemployment claims figures came in at 215,000, marking the lowest reading since the beginning of the year, as COVID-19 cases declined, and restrictions eased. The number was lower than what analysts were looking for – 223,000. The drop in unemployment claims is in line with a strong labor market recovering from the Omicron variant, which forced businesses to close. This trend is expected to continue as activity reignites.

However, companies are still looking for workers to fill nearly 11 million job openings. Currently, there are approx. 4.4 million more employment openings than there are unemployed workers looking for jobs.

Now, traders are looking forward to tomorrow’s non-farm payrolls report. The market is looking for 407,000 jobs to have been created last month.


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Miguel A. Rodriguez
Miguel A. Rodriguez
Financial Writer

Miguel worked for major financial institutions such as Banco Santander, and Banco Central-Hispano. He is a published author of currency trading books.