Calculated Risk: Thursday: Unemployment Claims

by Calculated risk on 9/21/2022 08:44:00 PM

• 8:30 a.m. ET, The Initial weekly jobless claims The report will be released. The consensus is for an increase to 218K from 213K last week.

• 11:00 am Kansas City Federal Manufacturing Survey for the month of September.

On COVID (focus on hospitalization and mortality):

COVID metrics
Currently week
New cases per day2 55332 60783 50001
in the hospital2 25406 28571 ≤ 30001
daily deaths2 356 381 ≤501
1My goals are to stop daily posts,
27 days average for cases, current patients, and deaths
🚩 An average increase of 7 days per week in cases, hospital stays, and deaths

✅ The goal has been achieved.

COVID-19 deaths per dayClick on the chart for a larger picture.

This graph shows the daily average (the bars) and the 7-day average (the line) of reported deaths.

Note: Cases are down by more than half, and deaths lag – so we may see average daily deaths in the 200s soon (good news, but still pretty high).

The average daily death rate fell to its lowest level in July 2021 at 214 cases per day.

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