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United States Initial Jobless Claims

Last Release
Dec 2021
Actual
205 Thousand
Forecast
220000 Thousand
Previous
205 Thousand
Frequency
Weekly
Units In
Thousand
Next Release
Jan 20, 2022
Time to Release
1 Days 17 Hours
Highest
Lowest
Average
Date Range
Source
6867 Thousand
Mar 2020
162 Thousand
Nov 1968
373.05 Thousand1967 - 2021U.S. Department of Labor
Initial jobless claims have a big impact in financial markets because unlike continued claims data which measures the number of persons claiming unemployment benefits, Initial jobless claims measures new and emerging unemployment.

Latest Updates

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose by 23 thousand from the previous period, the most in 8-weeks, to 230 thousand in the week ending January 8th, compared with market expectations of 200 thousand, as a surge in coronavirus cases led by the Omicron variant disrupted activity from airlines to schools. Still, claims remained below their pre-pandemic level, suggesting labor market conditions continued to tighten as the US economy expanded at a solid pace and demand for labor remained strong. Claims hit a 52-year low of 188 thousand during the first week of December. On a non-seasonally adjusted basis, initial claims jumped by 104 thousand to 419 thousand, with notable increases being recorded in California (12.8 thousand), New York (10.8 thousand), Texas (9.4 thousand), Kentucky (8.5 thousand), and Missouri (7.3 thousand).

United States Initial Jobless Claims History

Last 12 readings

Latest Releases and Calendar Events

DATETIMETITLE
Jan 13, 202213:37US Weekly Jobless Claims Unexpectedly Rise
Jan 6, 202213:36US Weekly Jobless Claims Rise Last Week
Dec 30, 202113:32US Weekly Jobless Claims Fall Back Below 200K
Dec 23, 202113:37US Jobless Claims Hold Below Pre-Pandemic Levels
Dec 16, 202113:34US Weekly Jobless Claims Rise Last Week
Dec 9, 202113:32US Weekly Jobless Claims Slump to 52-Year Low
Dec 2, 202113:35US Weekly Jobless Claims Rise Less than Forecast

United States labour Indicators

All United States indicators
Indicator
Last
Previous
Min
Max
Unit
Frequency
Range
Adp Employment Change
807
Dec 2021
505
Nov 2021
-19,557
Apr 2020
4,314
Jun 2020
ThousandMonthly2001 - 2021
Average Hourly Earnings
0.6
Dec 2021
0.4
Nov 2021
-1.3
Jun 2020
4.7
Apr 2020
%Monthly2006 - 2021
Average Weekly Hours
34.7
Dec 2021
34.7
Nov 2021
33.7
Jun 2009
34.9
Jan 2021
HoursMonthly2006 - 2021
Challenger Job Cuts
19,052
Dec 2021
14,875
Nov 2021
14,875
Nov 2021
671,129
Apr 2020
PersonsMonthly1994 - 2021
Continuing Jobless Claims
1,754
Dec 2021
1,718
Dec 2021
988
May 1969
24,912
May 2020
ThousandWeekly1967 - 2021
Employment Rate
59.5
Dec 2021
59.3
Nov 2021
51.3
Apr 2020
64.7
Apr 2000
%Monthly1948 - 2021

Initial Jobless Claims across North America

Initial Jobless Claims global view
Country
Last
Previous
Min
Max
Unit
Frequency
Range
United States
205
Dec 2021
205
Dec 2021
162
Nov 1968
6,867
Mar 2020
ThousandWeekly1967 - 2021

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