# 4-Week Moving Avg of Initial Unemployment Claims

Why Use This Data Source In Your Models?

4-week moving average of initial claims measures the average number of unemployment claims filed per week in the US for the past 4 weeks. This is indicative of overall economic health, availability of jobs, and economic resessions/depressions, and can provide a more stable value than the per week datasets as it smooths out short term fluctuations.

4-Week Moving Avg of Initial Unemployment Claims

## Automated Data Profiling

Ready Signal automatically profiles each data set and offers up suggested industry standard data science treatments to utilize with these data in your models.

### Suggested Treatment:

The data shows auto correlation and a non-normal distribution. The data should be differenced. While the Order Norm transformation, provides the best normality, the Yeo Johnson variable will also perform well.

### Grain Transformation:

Data is able to be distributed by geography but not by time. The roll up method used is Sum.

### Auto Correlation Analysis:

Data shows auto correlation indicating a need for differencing

The ACF indicates 1 order differencing is appropriate.

Further differencing is reccommended

### Trend Analysis:

The Kwiatkowski-Phillips-Schmidt-Shin (KPSS) test, KPSS Trend = 0.21 p-value = 0.01 indicates that the data is not stationary.

### Distribution Analysis:

The Shapiro-Wilk test returned W = 0.34 with a p-value =0.00 indicating the data does not follow a normal distribution.

A skewness score of 6.57 indicates the data are substantially skewed.

Hartigan's dip test score of 0.02 with a p-value of 0.32 inidcates the data is unimodal

### Statistics (Pearson P/ df, lower => more normal)

No transform
112.60
Box-cox
2.83
Log_b(x-a)
5.83
sqrt(x+a)
10.87
exp(x)
NA
arcsinh(x)
5.83
Yeo-Johnson
2.53
OrderNorm
1.16

Auto Correlation Function

Auto Correlation Function After Differencing

Partial Auto Correlation Function

Seasonal Impact

Seasonal and Trend Decompostion

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